Laxmikant Parsekar rejects MGP’s demand of removal as Goa CM, says BJP enjoys majority

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New Delhi | Updated: December 9, 2016 10:53:14 AM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today hit out at Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) for demanding change in the government leadership in the state

The junior partner in the government should not decide on who should lead the BJP, he says. (ANI)The junior partner in the government should not decide on who should lead the BJP, he says. (ANI)

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today hit out at Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) for demanding change in the government leadership in the state stressing that the BJP has an excellent majority in the Assembly. Speaking hours after MGP’ s demand for change of chief minister in the state, the state chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar rebuked the junior partner in the governmnt saying that his party has an excellent majority in the state and the junior partner in the government should not decide on who should lead the BJP.

Earlier, MGP chief Deepak Dhavalikar had said that his party was unable to work under the current chief minister of the state and would hold talks with alliance partner BJP over the issue. Yesterday, MGP had accused Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar of pushing the state backwards and said that said its alliance with BJP would continue only if he was removed from the top post. The stand by MGP has created uncertainty over its alliance with the BJP in the state Assembly elections, which is likely to be held next year.

Speaking to reporters, Dipak Dhavalikar said that when the alliance was formed in 2012, his party had considered Manohar Parrikar as the leader of the BJP, but the leadership is with Laxmikant Parsekar since last two-and-a-half years. Former state chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was selected as Defence Minister of the country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the led NDA government came to power in 2014.

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