Parrikar resigning tomorrow, Delhi observer reaching Goa to elect new CM

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 07 November 2014 11:32 IST

V Satish, in-charge of Goa unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, is flying down to Goa today afternoon to sort out the issue of chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s successor.

Deputy Chief minister Francisco D’Souza, presently in London, is also reaching today afternoon.

A formal decision of electing a new legislature party leader has thus been postponed till tomorrow, though primary discussions would take place in the BJP legislature party meeting held today morning.

“We will elect the new leader tomorrow since the final decision has to be taken by the central Parliamentary Board of the party. I will resign only after the meeting endorses the decision”, Parrikar told the media today morning.

Parrikar plans to step down only after the Parliamentary Board meeting decides to induct him in the central cabinet and who would be his successor.

“I will resign tomorrow since I have not received any official intimation regarding the induction in the union cabinet”, Parrikar said.

Meanwhile, the BJP legislators are expected to finalise the name of Parrikar’s successor in principle, if possible, today morning.

Parrikar has also convened his last cabinet meeting today evening at 6.30.

He had rushed to Delhi on 5 November, cancelling the cabinet meeting.


While speaker Rajendra Arlekar’s name has been endorsed even by the top RSS leadership, health minister Laxmikant Parsekar is also trying hard to seize the opportunity.

A technical issue of an ongoing court case regarding disproportionate assets of Arlekar, filed by lawyer-cum-activist Aires Rodrigues, is in final stages.

In fact Parrikar today arrived at the Assembly complex for the legislature party meeting along with Parsekar.

Sources say that the leaders are trying to pacify Parsekar and come out with a solution regarding the ongoing court case against Arlekar. 

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Both sides are happy with his exit. One who suffered and one who nurtured. Suffered are happy due to now No Mopa Lands Scam & No illegal Mining Scams. Nurtured are happy due to more influence. More influence means more facilities for them and more businesses for them. This means 90% Goans are happy by his exit (One who supports him and one who don’t supports him = 90% Goans).

- Mathew Dias, Goa | 07 th November 2014 15:09


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