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Amid Parrikar's health concerns, Goa BJP holds meeting to discuss succession plan

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Admitting that Chief Minister Manohar Parriker's health has deteriorated, BJP core committee leader on Sunday said the party may appoint a new leader soon to succeed Parrikar.

"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. 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 of the state has directed all BJPMLAs to remain in Panaji.

Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, and since February last year.

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 Forward Party and Maharashtra Gomantak Party, and three Independents. Two MLAs have resigned after defecting to BJP.

has time and again staked claim to form government in the state citing Parrikar's ill health.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 14:02 IST