Congress demands full-time CM in Goa

first_imgPanaji: A day before BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to Goa, the Congress demanded a full-time Chief Minister to replace Manohar Parrikar, who is undergoing treatment in the U.S. Former Union Minister of state for law and senior Congress leader Ramakant Khalap told presspersons on Saturday that the Congress would petition the Bombay High Court at Goa challenging the constitutionality of the three-member Cabinet Advisory Committee(CAC) appointed by Mr. Parrikar to administer the state in his absence. “We demand that Mr. Shah give the state a full time Chief Minister. In 2017, we had got the people’s mandate to form government, but Mr. Shah usurped it. Now the state has no full-time CM and the BJP does not even bother to fulfil its responsibility,” Mr. Khalap said on Saturday. in the presence of state Congress president Girish Chodankar. “We hope the Bombay High Court at Goa will take cognisance of the “unconstitutional manner” in which the state is being governed. The three-member CAC is unconstitutional in nature. There is no provision for three persons to rule a state. The result is chaos and absolute chaos in administration,” Mr. Khalap said.last_img