Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar who sacked two of his ministers from his Council of Ministers late last night said that they had made certain allegations against him wherein he decided to drop them.
"The reasons are well- known. They had made certain allegations against me wherein I decided to drop them. It`s my prerogative as well. As of now, the portfolios (held by the sacked ministers) are retained by me," Parsekar told ANI.
In a letter to Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Parsekar recommended the removal of Ramkrishna, alias, Sudin Dhawalikar and Pandurang, alias, Deepak Dhawalikar from the Council of Ministers.
"Under Article 164 of the Constitution of India, I hereby recommend you to remove the following Ministers from the Council of Ministers: Shri Ramkrishna @ Sudin Dhawalikar and Shri Pandurang @ Deepak Dhawalikar. The portfolios allotted to both the respective ministers shall be retained by the undersigned, till further arrangements," Parsekar wrote in his letter.
The decision to drop the two ministers Sudin Dhavalikar (PWD) and Deepak Dhavalikar (Weights and Measures), both of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, came after several days of bitter acrimony between alliance partners Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and MGP over the choice of Parsekar as chief minister.