Demand to break ties with MGP just an opinion: Parrikar

Amidst demand from a section of BJP workers to severe ties with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party in the state government, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said it was "just an opinion".

PTI| Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 12:42 PM IST

Panaji: Amidst demand from a section of BJP workers to severe ties with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party in the state government, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said it was "just an opinion".

"Each one has a different opinion. Lot of people have different opinion. What is there if they express opinion?" the Chief Minister asked.

Parrikar was responding to the demand by a section of BJP workers, who want the party to break its pre-poll alliance with MGP.

When asked whether the party workers had expressed their wish in front of him, Parrikar refused to comment.

During the recent state executive meeting of BJP, a section of party workers had asked the leaders to drop MGP from the government.

The BJP currently has 21 legislators, an absolute majority in the 40-member House, while MGP has three legislators.

Meanwhile, MGP leader and state transport minister Sudin Dhavalikar, reacting to the demand, said "it must be the wish of a few BJP workers."

"You will find few workers in every party with different views. There are few people who have bigger political ambitions," he added.

BJP legislator Vishnu Wagh said such a demand was "foolish" as the party had stitched a pre-poll alliance with the MGP.