Manohar Parrikar to remain Goa’s chief minister, says Amit Shah

Amitabh Bachchan and other celebs extend condolences on the death of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar
Amitabh Bachchan and other celebs extend condolences on the death of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

BJP President Amit Shah, on Sunday, said that Manohar Parrikar will remain the chief minister of Goa. However, the cabinet will be reshuffled.

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar is undergoing treatment at Delhi’s AIIMS. Following his absence in the state, Congress party earlier staked claim to power.

Amit Shah took to Twitter and ended all the speculation over Parrikar’s continuation at the CM. ” It has been decided during a discussion with the Goa BJP core team that Manohar Parrikar will continue to lead the Goa government. There will soon be a reshuffle of ministers and their portfolios,” he tweeted.

Congress party is the largest party in the 40-member Goa assembly with 16 seats. On 19 September,also staked claim to form a government.

“We need the support of 21 MLAs and we have more than that,” Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, suffering from a pancreatic ailment, has been in and out of hospitals in the last few months.

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