Panaji: Even as the Goa BJP stated on Monday that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was recovering and that he would complete his five-year term, the Goa Congress is pursuing relentlessly its dream of forming the government. ANI late on Monday put out the letter that the state unit has written to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention. The letter says, “Indian National Congress (INC), that is still the single-largest party, is willing to shoulder the responsibility of forming the government. We’ve requested the Goa Governor to dismiss the BJP-led state government and consequently, invite the Congress to form the government and prove the majority that we possess.” (Also read: Goa BJP’s Official Website Hacked) Also Read - COVID-19 Aftermath: Haryana Govt Freezes Dearness Allowance at Current Rate Till July 2021 Due to Financial Crisis
It signs off with, “The plea is being made as there has been an instance in the past under the chairmanship of Mr Manohar Parrikar of dissolution of House through a forged resolution of Council of Ministers. There should not be a recurrence of such a macabre situation and hence this petition.”
The Congress has been lying in wait ever since Parrikar’s health issues saw him leave for the US for a long time for the treatment of his pancreatic ailment. The party met the Goa Governor with its request to be allowed to form the government in the state even as the BJP kept insisting that its house was in order. Parrikar has been in and out of office ever since he returned from the US. In fact, he has just returned to the state after having been rushed to AIIMS, Delhi, from Goa recently as his condition deteriorated.