Congress is waiting for every single opportunity that will bring them back into the power, and it might happen soon as the there is a huge amount of discontent within the BJP party itself and the allies also may not wish to stay longer with the government without a leader.
According to the sources, the Congress leaders are in touch with the BJP allies and they are doing everything possible to persuade them to join hands to form a new government in the state. The Congress has appealed the allies to leave the headless government and join them for the benefit of the state.
According to the reports published in Times Now, with rumors of ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar stepping down from his post doing the rounds, the Congress has seemingly made a bid to grab power in the state. As per reports, the Congress has appealed to alliance partners in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to “think with their conscience” and to “leave the headless government.”
The Congress party seems to have approached the Independents and the regional parties to provide them support to form a new government in the state. Currently, the Parrikar-led government has the support of 23 MLAs in the 40-member Goa Assembly, including 14 BJP MLAs. The alliance partners in the BJP-led government include 3 MLAs each of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and the Goa Forward Party (GFP) as well as three independents.
CM Parrikar who was undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi has come down to Goa after the doctors have found out that he was not responding to the Chemo treatment and since his arrival in Goa, he is out of the public domain.
The recent letter of the Congress lawmakers to the CM Parrikar asking him for the personal meeting is yet another step to advance towards the making of government in the state.
A leadership crisis has loomed in the state with the BJP yet to announce a suitable successor to the ailing Parrikar. In the meantime, Congress has demanded that they allowed forming the government in the state and that Parrikar should resign from the top post in the state.
Currently, BJP is having the strength of 23 MLAs in the 40 seat Goa assembly along with the support of two regional parties consisting of 6 MLAs and three independents. If the independents and regional parties decide to remove the support then BJP will be left with only 14 MLAs of their own.
Besides the leadership issues the disconnect amongst the BJP due to induction of two Congress MLAs have to lead to the possibility of mid-term polls in the state, and the Congress wants to avoid the same by forming the next government with the help of Independents and Allies. What are the views on this, do you think that Congress will be successful in forming the next government in the state of Goa? Please share your views on this issue.