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Parrikar's health has deteriorated, but he is stable: Sardesai

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

on Saturday met and said his health had "deteriorated", but he was "stable".

Sardesai, along with five MLAs, met Parrikar at his private residence.

The MLAs, all allies in the BJP-led government, are Forward Party's Jayesh Salgaonkar and Vinod Palyekar and Independents Rohan Khaunte, and

Emerging from Parrikar's private residence at Dona Paula, told reporters, "The CMs health has deteriorated, but he is stable."

"When was detected and the CM showed willingness to step down, at that time we had asked for a permanent solution and stability. Today, his health has deteriorated, but we are with him. He is stable. I don't know what exactly is his stage (of ailment)," he said.

"He is not on life support. I don't know what medical term we can use for it. The chief minister's office has said he is stable, so we will take it that he is stable," said.

They also ruled out the possibility of any new political formations in the state in the wake of Parrikar's health condition.

"Where is the question of a new formation? We have a and there is no question of forming anything new," Sardesai asserted.

"We (group of six MLAs and BJP) are together. Whether time has come for a new leader for the legislature party is for them (BJP) to decide. We have been with Parrikar unequivocally, we are with him now as a CM," he added.

Earlier in the day, the wrote to staking claim to form a government in the state.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 22:00 IST