Running coalition government without Parrikar is going to be a challenge: Vijai




The Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, on Thursday, said that running the BJP-led coalition government in the state without Parrikar is going to be a challenge.

However, the coalition partners will face this challenge together, said Sardesai, who heads the Goa Forward Party (GFP), a BJP ally in the state government.

He assured that he would not go back on his words he had given to Parrikar, and continue to support the government, giving a good and stable government till the end of the five years’ term.

“We had decided much before 2017 elections, and had given Parrikar an assurance that we would form the government if he returned to state politics and headed the coalition. I have kept my word until now to give the stable government,” he added.

Sardesai said that his party had resolved to support the BJP in government formation after the 2017 assembly polls only if Parrikar, then the Defence Minister, was made the chief minister.

“We have to try to create more Parrikars, and to do so, we need more foresight. He was the one who had foresight. He was the one who proposed the name of Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate. He had actually showed the national leader Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas,” the Deputy Chief Minister