Panaji, Sep 18: The Congress which was caught napping post the Goa assembly elections has this time been quick to stake a claim. With reports of uncertainty within the Goa government owing to Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar’s poor health doing the rounds, the Congress rushed to Raj Bhavan and staked a claim to form the government.
Panaji, Sep 15: Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar has expressed his desire to temporarily hand over the chief ministership and undergo further medical treatment in the US. Parrikar has been suffering from a pancreatic element for the past seven months.
Taking advantage of the absence of Manohar Parrikar and the manner in which it formed the government in Karnataka, the Goa Congress has begun back channel talks with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party which is an ally of the BJP in the state.
Amidst a political slugfest in Karnataka over the Mahadayi waters issue, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that it is inevitable for Karnataka to get its share of water.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will look to find a person who would have to hold independent charge of the defence portfolio.
He along with nine members took oath on Tuesday and interestingly other than Parrikar, only two others were BJP MLAs.
The Supreme Court also refused to stay the oath taking ceremony of Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa. He is scheduled to take oath at 5 pm.
Panaji, March 12: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is all set to be the next Chief Minister of Goa. He is likely to stake a claim to form the next government in Goa. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that Parrikar will be the next CM of Goa.
Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha has asksed Parrikar to prove majority within 15 days of administration of oath of office and secrecy.
New Delhi, Jan 16: At a recent event, union minister Nitin Gadkari had pointed out that a leader from Delhi is likely to be the next Chief Minister of Goa. The statement had an obvious reference to Manohar Parrikar, the former chief minister of Goa, who is now the Defence Minister of India.
However, BJP sources in Delhi say that they are not in favour of disturbing the Union Cabinet. He has been described by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as one of the brightest gems in the Cabinet and the party would not like to move him back to Goa, the BJP source adds.
He said that combing operations would continue for another day before the entire area is declared as secure.