The Congress also slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party for hosting an 'ideology' workshop in Goa for its 27 MLAs, even as the city is facing severe water scarcity.
Chodankar said that Sawant should have stayed back in Goa to monitor the flood-like situation in the northern villages of Sal and Ibrahimpur.
The petition has demanded the disqualification of the 10 MLAs, arguing that their split from the party and the subsequent merger into the BJP was unconstitutional.
After the 10 Congress MLAs joined the BJP earlier this month, Sawant reshuffled his cabinet, dropping three members of the then ally GFP, including Sardesai who was the deputy chief minister.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Friday dropped all three GFP ministers along with independent Rohan Khaunte from his cabinet after ten Congress MLAs joined the BJP.