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Shameful that ailing Parrikar propped in CM chair: Ex-Goa RSS chief

IANS  |  Panaji 

It is shameful that continues to be in power despite being severely unwell, former RSS chief said on Wednesday, adding that an ailing is detrimental to the state and its people.

Velingkar, who was sacked as state (RSS) head two years back amid an ongoing feud with Parrikar, also said that his political party, the Suraksha Manch (GSM), would contest the upcoming state Assembly bypolls in

"It is a matter of shame that a state like Goa is being government by a who is severely ill. The state deserves better. The CM should take rest and it is shameful that he is being kept in the in this state," Velingkar told reporters in Panaji.

Parrikar is suffering from and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, and for 11 months now. The opposition has been demanding his resignation, claiming that his continuance in the during the prolonged illness, has led to an administrative slowdown, while the has insisted that Parrikar is fit enough to rule the state.

Velingkar also announced that his party would contest the upcoming but yet unscheduled assembly bypolls in Shiroda and Mandrem legislative constituencies, which have been necessitated due to the resignations of legislators and Dayanand Sopte, respectively, both of whom joined the BJP last year.

"The will teach the BJP a lesson. This is an untrustworthy and a lying government which has gone back on its words on several key issues like medium of instruction, resumption, banning casino operations, etc," Velingkar said.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 22:56 IST
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