Protestors yesterday's evening marched to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar’s home in Panji. According to a report by the Indian Express, The protestors include various social workers, local residents of Goa, Congress and various other parties' supporters. The police detained the protestors three hundred meters from Parriakr’s home.
The reason behind the protest lies in the bad health condition of Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar has Pancreatic Cancer and is away from his CM duties for a few months. He was admitted in Delhi’s AIMS hospital and was discharged on 14th of October. Since he was discharged, Parrikar has not made a single public appearance. The protestors are saying that Parrikar should resign from the post of CM as his health is hindering the CM’s duties.
The protestors marched under the banner of “People’s March For Restoration of Governance”. They gave an ultimatum of 48 hours to Manohar Parrikar for resignation from his post of Chief Minister. If their demand is not met, they threatened of a state-wide protest.
Deputy Collector Shashank Tripathy said that the Chief Minister can not meet the protestors because of his bad health conditions.
According to a report by News Agency PTI, Political and Social Worker Mr Aires Rodrigues said, “We need a full-time chief minister, For the last nine months, the state administration has collapsed. The CM is not meeting his own ministers and MLAs.”
Some protestors are choosing the way to show their agitation by marching while others are going on a hunger strike. Social Worker Rajan Ghate is observing a hunger strike demanding the resignation of Chief Minister.
Not just Congress, many other parties have joined their hands in demanding the resignation. Shiv Sena has released a statement saying that they praying for the speedy recovery of Parrikar but that doesn’t mean that state machinery should continue to affect from his health.
Even BJP’s ally parties have turned rebellious now. Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, who is a part of ruling NDA, said that BJP should take a step forward or they will contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections against them.