Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has demanded that it is high time for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to hand over the charge to seniormost minister during his absence in the State.
“It is a high time that Parrikar should hand over the charge to seniormost minister for smooth functioning of the government. Last eight months government is not functioning smoothly. It is high time to hand over the charge,” MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar said.
When asked whether he wants MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar to be handed over the charge, Deepak said “I don’t know let them tell who is seniormost. I am stating that he should be seniormost. Let them calculate who is seniormost.”
Deepak said that Parrikr can remain as chief minister and hand over the charge to someone else in his absence.
He also ruled out any possibility of MGP merger with BJP.
“There is no question of merger. We are not interested in the merger. It will never happen. We have built the party over several years and it is the hope for future of Goa’s politics. We have 12-13 per cent vote share in the State, so where is the question of merging the party,” he said.