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As CM undergoes treatment, Cong offers to form government in Goa

The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee has appealed Goa Governor Mridula Sinha to give the Congress party an opportunity to form a stable government in the state.

In a statement issued by the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar, the party claimed, “The Congress has never hesitated to play the role of a constructive and effective opposition, but we will not hesitate to come forward and take responsibility to form a government. We have already cautioned Honourable Governor Her Excellency Dr Mridula Sinha about a possible ploy by the BJP to fraudulently impose President’s Rule in Goa, through the back door.”

It added, “We urge her (Governor Sinha) once again, that the Congress should be given an opportunity to form a stable government in Goa, in view of the prevailing political chaos in the state.”

Meanwhile, the Congress has also criticised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was being rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Saturday, for not handing over the charge of the administration to any of his cabinet colleagues.

The Congress also accused the BJP of creating a mess in Goa over last 16 months.

“No one in Goa is Happy, BJP is not happy, Allies are not Happy, the people of Goa are unhappy, bureaucrats and Govt officers are unhappy, even CM and ministers are unhappy. This happens when you don’t respect people’s mandate. BJP and its allies should take up the responsibility for this mess created in Goa over the last 16 months,” it added.

Parrikar underwent treatment at a US hospital earlier this year. He went back to the country again on August 10 for a follow-up and returned on August 22, but he was later admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai the next day due to health complications.

He once again left for the US on August 29 midnight and later returned to India. On September 15, Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, reached the AIIMS for further treatment.

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