Not interested in forming govt, says Goa BJP
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 23:02
Panaji: Even as the BJP went in for change of leadership in Goa on Sunday, the party leaders said that they were not interested in forming government by cashing in on disappointment within the ruling coalition.

The newly elected President of Goa BJP, Laxmikant Parsenkar, said the party does not favour forming the government in the state even if disgruntled legislators come up with their support.

"We are getting prepared for the next state assembly elections scheduled two and half years later," he said.

Parsenkar, currently a legislator representing Mandrem constituency, today took over as the President of Goa BJP from outgoing president Shripad Naik, an MP from Panaji.

Goa is currently facing a political crisis with a group of Congress legislators expressing their strong displeasure over the chief minister, Digamber Kamat.

Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar, addressing the state executive committee meeting said the BJP will form government only after getting a fresh mandate from voters.

"Considering the ill-managed affairs of Digamber Kamat- led government, there is not a slightest doubt that BJP will come to power in the next elections," Parrikar claimed.

Even if we form the government taking support of few legislators from the coalition government, we won't be able to perform. We want to form government on our own, he said.


First Published: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 23:02

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