No sooner the Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar arrived on the scene after his treatment from AIIMS, Delhi than the allied parties use the situation for their own end.
A minister of alliance partner of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has warned it against dissolving the state assembly. A day after Parrikar’s return, Goa Forward Party leader and minister Vijay Sardesai released a video statement asking the BJP to keep its ‘word’ to ensure that the government lasts the full term of five years.
Sardesai’s comments come at a time when opposition Congress has already staked claim to form the next government. Parriakr, who returned to Panaji on Sunday, was being treated for a pancreatic ailment at the Delhi hospital. Although doctors have advised him rest for a week, the CM has started interacting with his family members.
In the video statement, Sardesai said, “The onus is on them (the BJP) and they will have to fulfil their commitment that this government will complete its full term and get the continued support of the Central government as was seen in the past.” He added that BJP chief Amit Shah had assured him that the BJP national leadership was not interested in having a mid-term poll or to dissolve the assembly.
He added, “As such, when our commitment is there and their commitment is also there, the onus of this government continuing for the full five-year term lies with the central BJP leadership.”
Parrikar’s leadership in the state was one of the major conditions for the coalition partners – Goa Forward Party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and three independents – to ally with the BJP to form the government.