Panaji, Dec 13: Defending the decision of sacking of two ministers from cabinet Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the action against the concern ministers is a prerogative of chief minister and our party fully supports the decision.
"I feel that it is immoral to be in the Cabinet and make statement against the Chief Minister. They were sacked because they had no trust in the Chief Minister," Parrikar told media persons. "If we receive any proposal from them not through media there is still some time. If they are interested they can still put up a proposal," Parrikar added.
Commenting on recent political developments Parrikar said that BJP Goa is open for any dialogue for forthcoming assembly elections. Expressing his optimism about the alliance of BJP with MGP Parrikar said that coalition between the two parties is still on.
"The action against the ministers has been taken by the Chief Minister under article 161 (1) of Indian Constitution. We as a party support the decision of the Chief Minister," Parrikar said.
According to local media Parsekar had held close-door meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and state Forest Minister Rajendra Arlekar at his bungalow before dropping the Dhavalikar brothers from the Cabinet.
Earlier in a high voltage political drama two ministers from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Sudin Dhavalikar and Deepak Dhavalikar, were dropped from the cabinet by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. They have allegedly criticised the decisions of goa CM Parsekar and expressed their displeasure in public on numerous occasions.
Taking a jibe at MGP Parrikar said that if the MGP ministers did not trust the Chief Minister's leadership, they should have resigned from their positions. BJP enjoys the majority of 21 in the state assembly where MGP has three MLAs. The junior partner have criticised the decision of BJP leadership over the unceremonious exit of MGP minister from the cabinet.
Taking a pot-shot on MGP Parrikar said that an alliance partner with three seats could not dictate terms of internal leadership to the BJP which has 21 seats.
Slamming MGP party members for media activism Parrikar said, "If it had not come through media we would have definitely discussed. There are many issues that need to be settled one-to-one and then go to the media."
Commenting on the post resignation drama Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said "Dhavalikar brothers were sending wrong signals. They were continuously busy making allegations against us. My party cadres across the state were getting demoralised. I can tolerate anything but can't allow the party cadre to get demoralised," Parsekar told media.
Calling party cadres an asset Parsekar said that BJP will register a comprehensive victory and people will give their mandate for development.