Jamir should be recalled, CM sacked: Parrikar

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Panaji, Jan 17 (UNI) BJP Opposition leader Manohar Parrikar has demanded Goa Governor S C Jamir's recall for ''acting as a Congress agent to save the minority government headed by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat''.

Mr Parrikar has also demanded that the Chief Minister should be sacked for continuing in power through ''manipulative politics''.

He said party president L K Advani and other central leaders of the party have been apprised of the situation so that they can take up the issue with the President of India, the Prime Minister and the Home Minister.

Reacting sharply to the Governor's move in proroguing the State Legislative Assembly without allowing the government to transact the official business today, Mr Parrikar said Mr Jamir had no right to stay in the Raj Bhavan even for a minute for resorting to such ''massacre of democracy''.

''If Digambar Kamat has any sense of shame, he should resign forthwith, or else be dismissed,'' Mr Parrikar said adding that the Opposition was keen that the House should run the government business, but the treasury bench was running away from doing so.

The government had now been reduced to ''not even a wafer thin majority'' with only 14 or 15 legislators with the ruling Congress, Mr Parrikar said adding that the BJP was even ready to support the three-member NCP if it was invited to form the government. ''The BJP does not like to stake claim to form the government,'' he said.

The unconstitutional behaviour of the Governor, the Chief Minister and even the Speaker, needs to be condemned by all sections as they ''are interested in perpetrating the minority government in Goa'', he alleged.

The government's inability to pass a simple financial bill was evident yesterday with the Chief Minister running away from the House after the Speaker adjourned it after the recess and the Governor prorogued it today without notifying the legislators in advance, Mr Parrikar said.

''The Governor should be recalled immediately,'' Mr Parrikar added.

The Digambar Kamat government had been thrust upon Goa by Mr Jamir although the Chief Minister had failed to prove his majority in the House twice since last year, he added.

Meanwhile, BJP national general secretary in charge of Goa Rajiv Pratap Rudy is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow to chalk out future course of action on the issue.

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