Political Buzz

No political crisis in Goa as long as Parrikar is CM: BJP MLA

Agency | February 04, 2019 04:23 PM

PANAJI: As long as Manohar Parrikar is the Chief Minister, there will be no political crisis in Goa, Deputy Speaker of the Goa Assembly and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday in a Facebook post.

Lobo also said that the day Parrikar steps down or "something happens to him", a political crisis will strike the BJP-led coalition government. "As long as Parrikar is the Chief Minister of Goa, there is no crisis.

The BJP-led government in Goa has been rattled by infighting ever since Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year, creating doubts over the survival of the ruling dispensation.

Leaders of ruling alliance parties as well some BJP legislators, including Lobo, have themselves expressed dissatisfaction with the functioning of the coalition government as well as the leadership of the ailing Parrikar.

Until two of its party MLAs switched over to the BJP three months back, the Congress - which was then the single largest party - had been demanding that Governor Mridula Sinha sack the government and invite the Congress to form a government in the coastal state.

Currently, both the BJP and the Congress have 14 MLAs in the 38-member Goa Assembly. The BJP is supported by three MLAs each of Goa Forward and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, two Independents and a Nationalist Congress Party MLA. One Independent MLA withdrew support to the coalition government in September last year.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Delhi HC adjourns hearing on plea against triple talaq law
Delhi HC adjourns hearing on plea against triple talaq law
Wrong decisions in J and K should be reversed, political leaders released  Azad
Wrong decisions in J and K should be reversed, political leaders released Azad
Floods in Punjab, a man made calamity, political leadership to be blamed: Khaira
Floods in Punjab, a man made calamity, political leadership to be blamed: Khaira
Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore support for flood-hit areas
Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore support for flood-hit areas
Sukhbir’s lies on Rajiv a conspiracy to incite & divide Sikhs, says Capt Amarinder
Sukhbir’s lies on Rajiv a conspiracy to incite & divide Sikhs, says Capt Amarinder
Medical Education and Research Department invites applications for 40 vacancies of professors
Medical Education and Research Department invites applications for 40 vacancies of professors
FDP organised on Effective Teaching learning and Research Writing Methodology at Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions
FDP organised on Effective Teaching learning and Research Writing Methodology at Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions
New education policy poses threat to Multicultural, Multilingual & Multiracial society of country: Tript Bajwa
New education policy poses threat to Multicultural, Multilingual & Multiracial society of country: Tript Bajwa
Successive governments responsible for loss of life and property in Punjab due to floods: Bhagwant Mann
Successive governments responsible for loss of life and property in Punjab due to floods: Bhagwant Mann
Indonesian Students visited LPU to study Digital Marketing
Indonesian Students visited LPU to study Digital Marketing
Sarkaria takes stock of flood like situation in Ropar and Phillaur
Sarkaria takes stock of flood like situation in Ropar and Phillaur
Department of Journalism marks World Photography Day at CT Group
Department of Journalism marks World Photography Day at CT Group