Panaji: The Goa government has virtually become non-functional and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is being self-centred in not letting go of the top post despite suffering from pancreatic cancer, former state RSS chief Subhash Velingkar said on Sunday. “People are being taken for granted. Had this happened in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, people would have stripped the politicians naked and taken them on a procession,” Velingkar, who formally entered politics by joining Goa Suraksha Manch near here, said.
Velingkar has served as the state RSS chief for more than two decades and is considered responsible for the political grooming of the state BJP’s top leaders, including Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik, and former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
He was, however, sacked from the RSS in 2016, after he took on Parrikar, accusing the latter of going back on the principles of both the Sangh as well as the Bharatiya Janata Party. Velingkar accused Parrikar of being self-centered in allowing his administration to “virtually shut down” on account of his illness, while holding on to more than two dozen portfolios. (IANS)
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