Without naming BJP state general secretary Sopte, the former CM said local party workers had not accepted the "new person". Incidentally, Sopte, then with the Congress, had defeated Parsekar in the 2017 Assembly polls.
In its February 7, 2018 judgement, the Supreme Court had quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa as a result of which mining operations in the state have came to a standstill.
Till early morning, it was believed that Sudin Dhavalikar, who was earlier appointed as leader of the House, would table the budget. But by 11 am, news had reached the House that Parrikar was on his way from Mumbai, where he was being treated for “inflamed pancreas”.
"After staying away from Panaji for almost three years during my stint as Defence Minister, I got an opportunity to meet people and know their issues. I have understood all their problems which would be solved soon after elections are over," he said.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the New Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Monday. With the situation being delicate, a Congress delegation of 14 members approached the governor, staking claim to form the new government in the state.