Panaji: The Congress on Wednesday said that a “political earthquake” was on cards in Goa due to “absolute lack of governance”, while also urging ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to emulate Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and hand over charge to a colleague in the wake of his illness. Addressing a press conference, former Union Minister of State for Law and Judiciary Ramakant Khalap urged Goa governor Mridula Sinha to withdraw her pleasure in the Parrikar-led Goa government, which he said was non-functional in view of the Chief Minister’s prolonged illness. He also said that ministers, BJP leaders and the Goa Governor, who were keen on Parrikar to continue in office despite his ill-health were endangering the CM’s life.
“It (political earthquake) will happen on its own. We have seen several political parties imploding for several reasons. Now in this particular case, there is a general cause for an implosion,” Khalap told reporters. He sought to advise Parrikar, who is now being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer at New Delhi’s AIIMS, to give up his office and focus on his health. (IANS)