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Congress demands full-time CM for Goa

IANS  |  Panaji 

A day ahead of Amit Shah's visit to Goa, the on Saturday demanded he immediately appoint a new to replace an ailing

Parrikar is undergoing advanced in a

of State for Law and senior also said the would petition the Panaji bench of the Bombay challenging the constitutionality of the three-member advisory Committee appointed by Parrikar to administer the state in his absence.

"We are demanding from Shah to give the state a full-time Chief Minister, in place of Parrikar. In 2017, we got the people's mandate to form government but Shah usurped it from us," Khalap told reporters in presence of Congress

"The state has no fully functional and the BJP does not even bother to fulfill its responsibility towards that end by giving a full-fledged Chief Minister," Khalap told reporters in presence of state Congress

Parrikar was shifted to the US in March, a month after he was first admitted for stomach pain, which was subsequently diagnosed as

Khalap also said the Congress would soon file a petition in the bench in Mumbai, challenging the constructional validity of a three-member committee of ministers appointed by Parrikar which includes one minister each from ruling coalition alliance parties and one minister from the (BJP).

"We hope the bench in will take cognisance of the 'unconstitutional manner' in which the state is being governed," Khalap said.

"There is no provision for three persons to rule a state. The result is chaos in administration. We are challenging the appointment of this committee," the Congress added.



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 17:08 IST