The Goa BJP on Thursday begged to differ with the recent "pro-Karnataka" comments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah over the Mhadei issue during the poll campaign in Karnataka.
Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra are now contesting parties in the Mhadei inter-state water disputes tribunal over the controversial Kalsa-Bhandura dam project across Mhadei river, through which Karnataka aims to divert water from the Mhadei basin.
Goa Congress spokesperson Yatish Naik alleged that the BJP had formed the government in the state against the wishes of the people as the Congress had emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly polls held in 2017. "Goa is headless for the last two months (owing to the absence of CM Manohar Parrikar due to health reasons) and the government is in a state of paralysis and administrative chaos", Naik said.
They will also submit Shah a memorandum demanding that the BJP immediately appoint a chief minister for Goa in view of the prolonged three-month-long absence of the ailing Goa BJP CM Manohar Parrikar undergoing medical treatment in the U.S., else had over the reigns of the "stolen" government back to the opposition Congress.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee chief Girish Chodankar said, "We have petitioned everyone, including the governor, seeking the appointment of a full-time Chief Minister in the absence of Parrikar, but nothing seems to be happening". "Doctors are very happy with his progress and I think we should just leave it at that". "He is undergoing treatment.he is in the best hands of the world", Rane told reporters, according to IANS. "Let him come back fine".