"Had Manohar Parrikar been fit, there would not have been a need to change the leader but his health is very critical now, deteriorating day after day. Party should take some decision. From centre to Goa, some decision should be taken. I think it will be done," he told ANI.
Mandrekar also confirmed that BJPMLAs and ministers have been called to the headquarters to discuss a succession plan, and the party's general secretary of the state has directed all BJPMLAs to remain in Panaji.
Congress is currently the single-largest party in the state with 14 MLAs. BJP has 13 legislators, including Parrikar, and its government is supported by three MLAs each of the Goa Forward Party and Maharashtra Gomantak Party, and three Independents. Two Congress MLAs have resigned after defecting to BJP.
Congress has time and again staked claim to form government in the state citing Parrikar's ill health.
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