November 27, 2020 | 5:01 AM IST
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Congress claims to form Government in Goa after CM’s health leave

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been suffering from poor health concerns and has been in and out of hospitals for treatment since last few months. Congress has alleged that the administration had collapsed and along with 14 MLAs, staked claim to form the government. Opposition party submitted a letter at Raj Bhavan on Monday. While ruling BJP party has maintained that the alliance government in the coastal state is stable and no demand has been made for change in leadership, the Goa Congress demanded to dismiss BJP-led state government.
Senior BJP leader Ram Lal asserted that the BJP allies have reiterated their support to the BJP, news agency PTI reported. Ram Lal and two other central leaders were dispatched to Goa by BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday, a day after Manohar Parrikar flew to Delhi. Congress leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar on Monday said that his party delivered two letters signed by all 16 MLAs at Goa’s Raj Bhawan, but, were unable to meet the Governor and thus, they will attempt to meet her again tomorrow.
“We are the single largest party and we had requested that we should have been invited to form a government as a single largest party. We were not,” he added. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was hospitalized to the AIIMS in Delhi on Saturday after his health deteriorated. Earlier this year, he also underwent treatment at US hospital and went back again on August 10 for health follow-up and returned to India on August 22, but, was admitted t a private hospital in Mumbai the very next day. He was taken back to US on August 29 midnight due to health complications. Later, he was admitted to AIIMS on September 15 after complaining of health issues. The Goa Chief Minister is suffering from a pancreatic ailment.

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