Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the latter had transferred his ‘josh’ to him because of which he can work for 15-16 hours a day.
Sawant took over as the chief minister of the State in March, 2019 after the demise of Parrikar, who had unsuccessfully battled against pancreatic ailment for nearly a year.
Recalling Parrikar’s speech during inauguration of a bridge on River Mandovi, Sawant said “Bhai (Parrikar) had asked youth present there ‘how’s the josh’. And further he had said that I transfer my josh to you.”
Parrikar in his speech had repeated the famous dialogue ‘How’s the Josh’ from the movie ‘Uri:The Surgical Strike’. The flick also had portrayed his role as Union Defence Minister.
“Those were his last words. He has actually transferred his josh to all the youth who were present there, including me. That is why I can work for 15-16 hours a day,” said 46-year-old chief minister.
On Friday, he was addressing a function held to launch of poster of the biopic on late Parrikar scheduled to be produced by ‘Go Goa Gollywood Productions.’
Parrikar’s brother Audhut and son Utpal were also present for the function.
Sawant said that the current long working hours put in by him were due to the ‘josh’ that has been transferred by late Parrikar, who was his political mentor.
“What I am telling you is the truth. It’s not possible otherwise. If I was still Speaker of Legislative Assembly, then I would have said it is enough to work for eight hours and then go to sleep,” the Chief Minister said.
“Last nine months I have been the chief minister, and I have started liking my work,” he said.