The Congress in Goa on Monday sought appointment of Governor Mridula Sinha to apprise her of the situation prevailing in the state.
In a letter written to the Governor, copies of which were shared with media here, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Chandrakant Kavlekar said,’We are deeply concerned about the precarious state of administration and governance in the state of Goa and in regards thereto we seek to address your authority.’
‘While we are pained to learn about the ill health of Chief Minister and wish him good health, we are compelled to once again bring to your kind notice that the governance in the state has collapsed as the Chief Minister has once again proceeded overseas for treatment without even handing temporary charge to any of his cabinet colleagues which is not only unprecedented but high handed,’ he said.
“This act of the Chief Minister does not augur well and warrants your urgent intervention as the state is in the state of emergency. This travel being in the backdrop of undisclosed ailment of the Chief Minister becomes all the more worrisome and further uncertain due to non-availability of accurate nature of ailment suffered by Chief Minister and time period which he would not be available for work,’ he said.
Kavlekar pointed out that the Chief Minister apart from holding his portfolios was also holding charge of important portfolios of Power and Urban Development along with other portfolios initially alloted to cabinet ministers Pandurang Madkaikar and Francis Dsouza.
Due to ill health of Madkaikar and Mr Dsouza, portfolios allotted to them had been allotted to the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and in such circumstances the act of the Chief Minister to proceed overseas without handing over charge was all the more unacceptable, he said.