Former Goa RSS chief Subash Velingkar on Wednesday accused the BJP central leadership of putting pressure on an ailing Manohar Parrikar to keep him continuing as the chief minister in the BJP-led government in Goa at the cost of his deteriorating health.
Maintaining that there is a growing anger among the cadre, Velingkar said, “There is restlessness in the RSS. The entry of two (Congress MLAs) has triggered disgust in RSS. The decision was taken from the top without consulting grassroots workers..”
Velingkar was addressing an RSS meet in Mandrem, north Goa, the constituency which will go to the bypolls after Congress MLA Dayanad Sopte quit and joined the BJP.
He said the BJP leadership is responsible for a lot of “wrong decisions”, including the manner in which it continues to put pressure on Parrikar to remain chief minister.
Velingkar said, “It is unfortunate. But he was not allowed to rest…he should have got rest for nearly eight months. He was made to stand in the state Assembly. He did not do it on his own – they (BJP) had to keep the government here going. Therefore he was pressured by the central leadership to do these, I believe. Even if he wants to quit, because he believes that he is not doing justice to it, he is not allowed. He is also not able to take a decision – people are at a loss as a result.”