Goa Forward Party Reiterates Support to Govt Amid Speculation of CM Sawant Dropping Some Allies
Panaji: Amid speculation that Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant may drop some coalition members from his cabinet, the Goa Forward Party (GFP), an ally of the ruling BJP, Thursday said the party remains "steadfast" with the government in "good and bad times".
A group of 10 Congress MLAs in Goa led by Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar merged with the ruling BJP on Wednesday.
The BJP-led government currently enjoys the support of three GFP MLAs, all of whom are ministers, and three Independents, of whom two are ministers.
Talking to reporters, GFP president and Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said he has not held talks with anyone about the recent developments.
He (late chief minister Manohar Parrikar) was suffering from a terminal disease, but despite that we did not move an inch," he said.