Panaji: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and deputy speaker of the Goa legislative Assembly Michael Lobo has said that if Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar steps down, then Goa will plunge into a political crisis. The legislator added that as long as Parrikar is the Chief Minister of Goa, no crisis will prevail.

“The day Manohar Parrikar steps down or something happens to him, a political crisis will strike the incumbent BJP-led coalition govt. As long as he is the Chief Minister of Goa, there is no crisis,” Michael Lobo told news agency ANI on Monday.

Michael Lobo told reporters that Manohar Parrikar is “very unwell” and is “living” with God’s blessings.

“The ailment he has got has no cure. He is very unwell,” Lobo said. “He is still living and working with God’s blessings,” he added.

Parrikar, 63, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 31. He has been in and out of hospitals in Delhi, New York, Mumbai and Goa since last year.

Last week, Parrikar, with a tube inserted through his nose, had presented the state in the Goa Assembly.

Lobo had earlier demanded that Parrikar step down on health grounds, as he has been absent from office for long.