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Leadership change required looking at Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's health: Union Minister Shripad Naik
While there has been periodic talk about a change in leadership in the state, the BJP has consistently ruled it out.
Parrikar has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New York and Delhi since February after he was detected with advanced pancreatic cancer.
On Thursday, after a meeting with Amit Shah, Sardesai had said that they had discussed leadership alternatives to Parrikar, who has been ailing for more than eight months now.
Parrikar, ailing since mid-February, has been treated at different hospitals, including those in Goa, Mumbai and the US.
Union minister Shripad Naik dismissed any possibility of dissolution of the Goa Assembly and expressed confidence that the Parrikar-led government will complete its term.
The remarks were made by state Shiv Sena President Jitesh Kamat after he met Goa Governor Mridula Sinha demanding the dismissal of the BJP-led coalition government and dissolution of assembly.
The BJP's Francis D'Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar have been ailing for some time and are admitted at hospitals.
The Congress leader said in the letter to governor that Parrikar may recommend dissolution of the assembly so as to stay as caretaker CM before going for state elections along with the Lok Sabha.
Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated abroad for advanced pancreatic cancer, had gone to the US on August 30, the third time in six months.
Last week, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar left for the US for the third time in six months for treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer.
Sawant said the chief minister is expected to be back in Goa within a week. The chief minister underwent treatment in the US for three months earlier this year for a pancreatic ailment and returned in
Earlier this year, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar underwent treatment in the US for nearly three months for a pancreatic ailment.
The resolution also wanted the Centre to amend the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act in order to give mining leases in Goa a 50-year tenure of operation.
Parrikar, in his brief speech, also said that even educated people littered plastic because they lacked knowledge and vowed to make Goa a knowledge-rich society.
Parrikar had left for the United States for medical treatment on March 7.