Panaji: The Congress in Goa demanded a berth in the Union Cabinet for one of the party MPs from the state.
In a resolution moved at the day-long convention of the state Congress here, the party said the high command should consider giving representation to Goa in the Cabinet.
The Congress has two MPs in the state – Shantaram Naik (Rajya Sabha) and Fransisco Sardinha (Lok Sabha). The state currently has no representation in the Union Cabinet, which was reshuffled last Sunday.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary P Sudhakar Reddy, Leader of Opposition in Goa Pratapsingh Rane and state Congress president Subhash Shirodkar, among others, were present at the convention.
A majority of Congress MLAs skipped the meet. The party, which has nine MLAs in the coastal state, lost power to BJP in the Assembly election held in March this year.
The convention also moved a resolution supporting UPA government's "progressive" reforms like foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail.


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