A day after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned to Goa, the core committee of Goa BJP have decided to hold a meeting to discuss the current political situation in the state.
The Goa BJP core committee includes Union minister Shripad Naik, Lok Sabha MP Narendra Sawaikar and party state chief Vinay Tendulkar, CM Parrikar among others. It is the key decision-making committee in Goa.
The chief minister has stayed in touch with the committee and ministers from coalition to ensure that the government functions normally in his absence from office. He was also clearing official files from AIIMS such that the administration work is not hampered.
The political situation in Goa has attracted a lot of attention the last few weeks. Recently, the BJP led government and its allies have been criticised for retaining Mr Parrikar as chief minister of Goa despite his poor health condition. The opposition Congress had staked claim to form the government being the single largest party in the state.
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The leaders of BJP and its allies have ruled out any change in leadership in the state and asserted that it still continues to have support of the majority of MLAs.
Mr Parrikar returned to Goa from New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was admitted on September 15 and was undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment.
The Goa Medical College and Hospital has set up a make-shift medical facility at his private residence with a team of doctors on standby to take care of his health.
“Parrikar is at home and is being taken care by a team of doctors from the GCMH,” a senior official in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) told PTI.
BJP legislator and power minister Nilesh Cabral Sunday expressed concern, “We hope that he recovers fast. I think it must be his personal decision to come back to Goa. When I met him last time, he spoke well.”