Panaji, March 16: With Congress asking the Governor to allow them to form government in Goa, as the current Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s health deteriorated on Friday night, BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker of Goa Assembly Michael Lobo on Saturday confirmed the reports that Parrikar got really ill last night and doctors are currently seeing him at his residence.
Speaking to the media, after the emergency meeting at Parrikar’s residence, said, “Leadership in Goa won't change. Till Parrikar is here, only he'll remain the Chief Minister and no one has made the demand to replace him. We're praying that he gets well, but there are no chances, he is very ill. But if anything happens to him, new CM will be from BJP.” Manohar Parrikar Health Update: Goa Chief Minister Condition Stable, Says Former BJP MLA.
Michael Lobo: Leadership in Goa won't change. Till Parrikar is here, only he'll remain the Chief Minister & no one has made the demand to replace him. We're praying that he gets well, but there are no chances, he is very ill.But if anything happens to him, new CM will be from BJP pic.twitter.com/zfvwDrbXBN
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Asked on the details of the meeting, Lobo said, “Emergency meeting was held as Parrikar Ji got really ill last night. Doctors are seeing him & not saying that he'll recover. By-polls are also near in 3 constituencies & the meeting was also to finalise the candidature.”
Lobo’s statement comes hours after Union Minister Shripad Naik had said that Goa’s CM health witnessed slight fluctuations, but it is stable now. It is to be known that last night, Parrikar’s health deteriorated, but with immediate medical attention, the condition of him became stable.
With the uncertainty emerging in the political arena of Goa, parties are moving ahead with their plans to capture the state assembly. On one side, BJP mentioned that Parrikar would be their CM till his last breath, while on the other side Congress on Saturday staked claim to form the government in Goa and wrote to the Governor Mridula Sinha, requesting her to allow the ‘single-largest’ party to prove its strength in the August House. Along with the request, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar stated, ‘any attempt to bring Goa under President’s rule will be illegal and will be challenged’.