The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) will soon issue a show-cause notice to north Goa Congress Lok Sabha candidate and former Chief Minister Ravi Naik seeking his explanation over his recent statements blaming Dr. Manmohan Singh for Congress's major defeat.

Mr. Naik who lost to BJP's Sripad Naik with a wide margin of over 1.04 lakhs had, among other reasons, blamed Dr. Singh for his failure to reach out to people across the country with the performance of the UPA government.

Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat said on Saturday that the decision has been taken in this regard after GPCC president John Fernandes returned to Goa after his three-day visit to New Delhi.

The party lost both seats in Goa, including the Catholic-dominated South Goa seat which is traditionally considered a bastion of the Congress.