Sardesai was ousted from the cabinet in July last year with party colleagues Vinod Palyekar and Jayesh Salgaonkar by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant after BJP gained majority in the House.
Rahul Gandhi had claimed that Parrikar told him that he (as defence minister) was kept in the dark by PM Narendra Modi about Rafale deal.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Friday dropped all three GFP ministers along with independent Rohan Khaunte from his cabinet after ten Congress MLAs joined the BJP.
Sardesai also announced that the Goa Forward Party was 'withdrawing' its support to the BJP-led government.
Parrikar is refusing to resign and they have no courage to ask for his resignation, because of the Rafale deal, because it is a huge scam, Goa Congress president Chodankar alleged.
The Congress chief alleged that Nirmala Sitharaman, Manohar Parrikar and Arun Jaitley had not signed the contract and that they were all lying to protect Prime Minister Modi
The Congress, which is the single-largest party with 16 MLAs, has staked claim to form the government in the coastal state.
AICC spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi while speaking to the media at the party headquarters here questioned that how did Parrikar, despite being the then Defence Minister "did not know about the deal.
The Congress Goa in-charge has claimed that if given a chance they can prove their majority in the assembly within seven days.
The BJP's women wing had objected to the screening of the film in Goa citing law and order problems and wrong portrayal of queen Padmavati.
Parrikar also said that Goa's main contention at the Mahadayi Water disputes Tribunal was that Karnataka could not divert water from the already-deficit Mahadayi basin to the Malaprabha river basin.
Parrikar said that the state’s interests have not been compromised due to his letter to Karnataka BJP on the Mahadayi water dispute.
Atmaram Nadkarni said Goa has no problem in providing 0.1 TMC of water to Karnataka, as recorded before the tribunal.
CM Parrikar's letter to Karnataka BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on Mahadayi a political stunt: Goa Minister
The move has now triggered a divide in the state cabinet and has also resulted in protests across Karnataka, with both the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP staging protests.
The PM's intervention was sought to stop Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar from taking the step of allowing Karnataka to divert the waters of the Mahadeyi river.