It is confirmed. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has formally asked Chief Minister Digambar Kamat to drop Jose Philip D’Souza and induct Micky Pacheco in the cabinet. However, Digambar Kamat has asked the Congress High Command to decide upon the matter.
NCP’s Goa in charge Prakash Bhinsale who arrived from Mumbai on Saturday, met Digambar Kamat along with State President Surendra Sirsat and handed over a letter to him asking for the change.
It is learnt that the decision to submit the letter was taken earlier in the day after Praful Patel discussed the matter with NCP President Sharad Pawar.
Hundreds of Micky’s supporters gathered outside the Raj Bhavan gate hoping that the swearing in ceremony would be held on Saturday, were however left disappointed as the chief minister has asked his party high command to decide upon the matter.
Speaking to media persons after inaugurating the Golden Jubilee celebration programme at Azad Maidan on Saturday evening, Digambar Kamat said he would consult his party High Command before taking any action.
He also refused to give the date when Micky would be inducted arguing that such things are not done in a hurry.