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Parrikar may dissolve Goa Assembly, Cong writes to Governor

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Opposition in wrote to Wednesday, expressing fear that Minister may dissolve the Assembly as he is "losing grip" over allies and facing intra-party

In a letter to Mridula Sinha, said in such a scenario, the should get a chance to form the government, and the Assembly should not be dissolved before its term is over.

Chodankar also claimed that Parrikar -- who returned from the last week after medical treatment -- has not resumed office yet.

The state BJP refuted his claims.

Parrikar underwent treatment in the for a pancreatic ailment for nearly three months earlier this year.

The Congress said in the letter to that Parrikarmay recommend dissolution of the assembly so as to stay as caretaker minister before going for state elections along with the Lok Sabha polls.

The Congress, which emerged as the single largest party in the coastal state in 2017 elections, should be invited to form the government in such a scenario, Chodankar demanded.

"He (Parrikar) is losing his grip over allies and his party MLAs and leaders. The administration is on its knees. is in a state of emergency on account of the void created by lack of administrative and political head," he said.

"If Parrikar is unable to run the government, we should be given the opportunity to form government," he said.

said the opposition party was "playing to the gallery" by making such petitions to the governor.

Parrikar was ably handling the administration and there was no question of dissolution of Assembly, he said.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 18:45 IST