Goa CM hits back at MGP, asks PWD Minister to resign

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Panaji, December 12
A day after Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) threatened to sever its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and criticised Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Parsekar responded by hitting back at MGP and said Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar should resign his post if he has self-respect. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in the city, Mr Parsekar said,” I think leader like Sudin Dhavalikar should realise that he is enjoying all benefits under the government. There is nothing wrong in dreaming but he should resign. He should quit and go. For so many years he was enjoying power and says he is not comfortable. If there is self-respect then he should tender resignation. I have no objection to him dreaming of becoming chief minister.”
He said the party has organisational set up in all the 40 constituencies in the state.
”Where ever we have our MLA, we have organisation. Where there is no MLA, there also we have organisational set up. If there is no organisation, we will make one. Our target is to win 26 seats. Once
we get that we will not require anybody’s help. Even when we had 21 MLAs we did not require them. But we accommodated them and even provided big portfolios. Even those who do not have MLAs in the assembly, they are saying that they will have their own chief minister,” he said, adding BJP was all prepared for the elections. Addressing a gathering at an election campaign programme held in Ponda, around 40 km from here, last night, Mr Dhavalikar hinted at breaking alliance with BJP if demands were not met.

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