Confirming the move, Sawant told The Indian Express: "I have asked Goa Forward ministers and independent Rohan Khaunte to resign. Newly Inducted Chandrakant Kavlekar (of Congress) will be the new Deputy Chief Minister."
Last week, while responding to a question on dilution of domicile clause by the Goa University, Sardesai, who heads the Goa Forward Party (GFP), said they were willing to go anywhere to protect the interest of Goans.
On Tuesday, during the launch of his party’s office in the state capital, Vijai Sardesai had spoken on getting “aggressive” to ensure that outsiders do not pluck away plum postings in the government. His party, he says, protested this even earlier.
"Parrikar's health is far better compared to his stay in the AIIMS in Delhi in September this year. He is much better now compared to when we had seen him after his discharge from Delhi," Vijai Sardesai told reporters.
The archives -- a collection of lakhs of historical documents and records providing information about the coastal state and its people -- are presently housed in a Portuguese-era building in the state capital Panaji.
Sardesai said he preferred a model where the rich visit Goa as a tourist destination, to benefit the state’s poor. “The trick is to attract the rich tourist. That stayed with me. It has left an effect on me."
"First Information Report (FIR) will be lodged against land owners and project developers, if they are found to be illegally using orchard land for conversion (into other property)," the minister said.
Vijai Sardesai said the casinos should be brought on the land as anchoring them in the deep sea may not be feasible. "Forcing the off shore casinos to shift in the deep sea is not possible. We have to be practical," he said.