NCP’s Goa Unit President Jose Philip D’Souza today tendered his resignation from the post, hours before party’s fact—finding committee was supposed to submit their report to high command.

Mr. D’Souza told PTI this afternoon that he has faxed his resignation to high command in Delhi.

“I have not given any reasons,” Mr. D’Souza, who was involved in a public brawl with his party colleague Fransisco Micky Pacheco, said.

“If Mr. Pacheco feels that he can take the party ahead, I am happy for him,” he said adding that he would recommend Mr. Pacheco as next Goa unit chief.

The supporters of Mr. Pacheco and Mr. D’Souza had filed police complaint against each other after both the leaders were involved in a public fight on October 23.

This week, party high command had commissioned its General Secretary Prakash Bhingsale on a fact finding mission.

Mr. Bhingsale is supposed to hand over his report to the high command on Monday.

Mr. D’Souza had claimed that Mr. Pacheco was distributing money asking people to vote against his candidate in municipal poll, Mr. Pacheco had denied the charges.

Party sources claimed that Mr. D’Souza was called by NCP national leader Praful Patel and he held discussions with him over Goa incident.

NCP is a coalition partner in the Congress-led State government with two out of its three legislators inducted in Digamber Kamat cabinet.

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