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Goa Cong asks Guv to set aside Cabinet Advisory Committee

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

A delegation met Sinha today to demand the setting aside of decisions taken by the (CAC), a body the party has termed "unconstitutional".

The CAC, formed to guide the in the absence of Minister Manohar Parrikar, comprises Vijai Sardesai of the Forward Party, of the BJP and Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.

Talking to reporters after meeting the Governor,? Pradesh Committee said, "There is no provision in the Constitution to form a cabinet advisory committee to replace the powers of the minister."

He added, "As per the Constitution, the should have appointed an officiating in charge or caretaker CM to handle the affairs of the state," he said.

He claimed that since Parrikar's hospitalisation, there was "no government" to aid and advice the as laid down by the Constitution.

The delegation also demanded a white paper on the decisions taken by the CAC since February this year, when the Budget Session of the was adjourned after the state budget was tabled.

He demanded that a bulletin be issued on Parrikar, stating that the people of Goa needed to be told about the CM's health.

of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said that the should immediately summon the Budget Session, which was curtailed due to the ill-health of Parrikar.

"The ruling party should take a suo motu initiative to convene the session immediately," he said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:05 IST