Goa is witnessing hectic political activity against the backdrop of the ill-health of Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently being treated by doctors from state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital at his private residence at Dona Paula.
Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and minister Vijai Sardesai was heard saying in a video statement that Shah should ensure the coalition remains intact.
In a statement released on Monday, Rupesh Kamat, personal secretary to the Goa CM, said, “Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s condition has improved further. He had a chat with his family members this morning.”
Parrikar has been ailing since mid-February and has been treated at different hospitals including those in Goa, Mumbai and the US.
Manohar Parrikar has been ailing since mid-February and has been treated at different hospitals including those in Goa, Mumbai and the US.
Pointing out that PM had given the charge of Finance Ministry to Piyush Goyal when Arun Jaitley was hospitalised, the Congress asked why the BJP had not even appointed a caretaker chief minister in Goa.
Nilesh Cabral, Power Minister, said his portfolios were discussed too, with the Chief Minister expressing his wish to return to Goa in ten days.
“We took a review of the governance in Goa during the meeting. The chief minister is expected to return to Goa from AIIMS during Diwali,” Shripad Naik said after the meeting.
The Supreme Court, in February 2018, quashed all 88 mining leases which had been renewed by the state government. The Congress cited the apex court’s ruling in its complaint, saying the court has noted the undue haste in renewal of leases.
A 6-month extension granted earlier in April this year will expire Sunday and the latest extension allows these off-shore casinos on the river to operate till March 30, 2019, he said.
Dhavalikar said as per directions of Parrikar, state Cabinet members will hold a review meeting every Wednesday to discuss administrative issues.
The note by the JS & AM (Air), as part of the Rafale deal file, is currently with the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) who is studying the deal which has set off a political controversy.
“When the state forest minister himself is absent for long time, what kind of development can we expect in that department?,” Prasad Gaonkar said after resigning from the post. Parrikar holds the forest portfolio among others.
The MLA, who got elected on the BJP ticket from Mapusa constituency in North Goa district for the past two decades, claimed he was not even taken into confidence before being dropped from the cabinet.
Manohar Parrikar, who is administering the state from a hospital in Delhi, also holds key portfolios of other ailing ministers, including Urban development minister Francis D Souza and power minister Pandurang Madkaikar.