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Change of Parrikar's leadership a must: Central Minister

IANS  |  Panaji 

Ailing Manohar Parrikar's leadership will have to be changed "today or tomorrow", Union for AYUSH said on Friday.

also said that in view of Parrikar's ill-health, dropping him as the was a "requirement".

"Change will have to be done today or tomorrow. It is a requirement. You know the Chief Minister's health is not good. But he is still working in this condition," told reporters here.

Naik is one of the first BJP leaders to demand a change of leadership in even as the state BJP as well as members of the BJP-led coalition have come under immense flak over the Chief Minister's prolonged absence due to his

Parrikar is suffering from 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.

The opposition has been demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister, claiming that the administration has come to a standstill due to Parrikar's absence.

To a question, as to whether it was fair to let an unwell Parrikar to handle administrative matters despite his illness, Naik said: "There are many reasons, which cannot be fully talked about. Thing will happen in time."

Naik also said that he would take the lead to patch up differences among top BJP leaders, including former and Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, who have openly rebelled against the decision taken by state BJP and Parrikar to induct two MLAs into the BJP.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 18:54 IST