The Congress in Goa has demanded a full time Chief Minister in the state in view of shifting of Chief Minister from a hospital in the Mumbai to USA.
In a statement, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Girish Chodankar said,”The constitutional machinery has failed. There is no semblance of collective responsibility of ministers.”
Chodankar once again reiterated that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should focus on health of Parrikar by reliving him from post of Chief Minister so that his recovery would be faster and Goa would not suffer.
He claimed that the administration in Goa was in ‘ICU’ in view of absence of Chief Minister and two of his senior colleagues on serious medical grounds for several months.
“The CMO (Chief Minister’s Office) is supposedly primarily responsible bring the correct facts to the people of the Goa about health condition of the CM by issuing health bulletin by Hospital. With uncertainty prevailing as regards health of CM and his non-availability it brings to the issue of complete constitutional failure as well as administration failure,” he alleged.
“The BJP led Government in first place did not have mandate of people of Goa is in total shambles with as many as 29 portfolios without a minister. This has been happening since February that CM is unwell and most of this period he is recuperating. However with the frequency of his absenteeism it is high time he hands over the charge to some other person as the People of Goa should not bear the brunt of his health as the administration is totally on its knees. Manohar Parrikar’s obstinate insistence on sticking to his chair is jeopardizing not only his own health but it is also impacting upon the administration and health of the State,” he said.
“We give ultimatum to the Governor and the Government that we along with people of Goa will call state wide agitation to protest against this state of affairs in Goa,” he warned.