Finally, the BJP has decided to replace its Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been seriously ill and mostly confined to hospitals or his home since last February. Till now the party leadership hesitating to replace him fearing that would lead to collapse of the government, as the BJP is not having absolute majority in the state assembly.
However, with the resignaiton of few Congress MLAs and some more MLAs are in touch with BJP, now it need not worry about its supporting parties who are threatening to withdraw support, unless they are giving chance to head the government.
The decision of the party was confirmed by Union Minister Shripad Naik stating that a change in leadership in Goa is a “requirement” “today or tomorrow” .
Parrikar has been undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment for several months now and arrived in the state on October 14 post hospitalisation at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
“We will have to have a change in leadership either today or tomorrow. It is a requirement. You all know that the chief ministers health is not well but still he is working under such circumstances,” the Union AYUSH minister said .