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Activist threatens fast unto death if Parrikar doesn't resign

IANS  |  Panaji 

A Goa-based activist on Friday threatened to go on a fast unto death if ailing Parrikar did not resign and hand over the reins of the to a "physically fit" successor.

"needs a fully fit who can dedicate his time and resources to find solutions to problems confronting the state. If Parrikar, who has been ill for a long time now, does not hand over charge by November 16, I along with my colleagues from other NGOs will sit on a fast unto death," Rajan Ghate, the Right To Information (RTI) activist said in a press conference here.

The conference was also addressed by members of the Citizen's Action Forum (GCAF) and representatives of another state-based NGO

"I am giving the BJP-led government a notice of seven days' time to announce a solution to the issues like rising unemployment, loss of jobs, spread of gambling and casino culture and the failure of Parrikar to allocate important portfolios like Home, Finance, Industries," Ghate said.

Parrikar is suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, and for nearly nine months.

He returned from on October 14 and has not moved out of his private residence, for any official event since.

He has however chaired meetings with top bureaucrats, party officials and local industrialists over the last few days.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 16:40 IST