Goa Congress Writes to Prez Kovind to Dissolve Parrikar-Led Govt

Manohar Parrikar was discharged on 14 October from the AIIMS and was flown in a special flight to Goa.

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The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) on Monday, 15 October, wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, requesting him to dissolve the Manohar Parrikar-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state and invite the Congress to form the government, ANI reported.

In the letter, GPCC alleged that the government had led to the collapse of administration in the state, at the account of which, people in the state were suffering.

“The BJP led alliance government has thus apart from completely losing the trust of the people has lost the confidence of the house in as much the state Government led by Shri manohar Parrikar has lost its majority (sic),” the letter stated.

The letter further stated that the GPCC has also communicated the same to the state governor. The letter is signed by GPCC President Girish Chodankar.

Manohar Parrikar was discharged on 14 October from the AIIMS and was flown in a special flight to Goa.
GPCC letter addressed to President ram Nath Kovind.
(Photo: ANI)

Goa BJP Meets to Discuss Political Scenario Amid Parrikar’s Health Issue

Earlier in the day, the BJP core committee in Goa met to discuss the political situation in the state.

The discussions had been planned a day after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned to Goa from New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The core committee is the BJP's key decision-making body in Goa, comprising senior leaders Parrikar, Union minister Shripad Naik, Lok Sabha MP Narendra Sawaikar and party state chief Vinay Tendulkar, among others.

Meanwhile, Parrikar, 62, was undergoing treatment at his private residence at Dona Paula near Panaji, where a team of doctors from the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) have set up make-shift medical facility.

"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.

The chief minister is following the line of treatment prescribed by the doctors at AIIMS, he said.

BJP legislator and power minister Nilesh Cabral Sunday said, "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."

State civil supplies minister and Independent MLA Govind Gawade, who is supporting the Parrikar-led coalition, said the chief minister should have stayed back at AIIMS for some more time and fully recovered before returning to Goa.


"But we welcome him back. Goa was missing its leader," he added.

Parrikar was discharged on Sunday morning from the AIIMS, where he was admitted on 15 September, and was flown in a special flight to Goa. He was later taken to his private residence in an ambulance.

Parrikar had on Friday met Goa BJP's core committee members and ministers from coalition partners at AIIMS to discuss ways to ensure his government functions normally during his absence from office due to ill health.

Leaders of the ruling BJP and its allies, who met Parrikar separately, had ruled out any change in leadership in the coastal state.

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