Goa Forward Party (GFP’s) President and Minister in the BJP-led government in Goa, Vijai Sardesai reiterated its commitment to Manohar Parrikar and its alliance with BJP in the state because of Parrikar. “I don’t see any reason to reconsider this ‘commitment’,” he stated.
Speaking to GoaChronicle.com, Sardesai said,”We are committed to Manohar Parrikar for this tenure. This is our commitment, anything beyond that or anything minus that will be based on circumstances.At the moment there is no such development which is forcing us to reconsider our commitment to Parrikar and the BJP.”
He further asserted on his party’s support to Parrikar, “I am reiterating that the letter of support (given by his party) has been a very unique one. First time perhaps in the history of India, some political party gives a letter of support saying I support the individual but not the party. We mean what that letter says.”
The 2017 Assembly polls threw up a fractured verdict, the GFP, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and independent MLAs supported the BJP on the condition that Parrikar, then Defence Minister, should return as chief minister of the coastal state.