"Lot of people ask me -'acche din aane wale the, aa gaye kya' (good days were supposed to come, have they come)?. I say no, 'aye nahi aa rahe hai' (good days will come)," Parrikar said at a gathering of businessmen near here last evening.
"There is something which is arriving, don't expect miracles at the beginning of the tenure of the government," the senior BJP leader said while addressing the annual general body meeting of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).
The state and the Centre can now work together, as they are on the same thinking plank, he said. "Since last two years, the Centre had a different thinking pattern and delivering had become restricted," said Parrikar, who became the Chief Minister in 2012.
"When Modiji (Narendra Modi) arrived in Goa, he asked me what are the issues you will like to stress. One thing I told him was about Mandovi river bridge, but I refused to speak about the issue of special status," he explained.
"I didn't raise special status issue, though media next day criticised me. Special status will come after 4-5 months, I don't want to burden the administration from the first day," he said.
The Chief Minister said he discussed with the Prime Minister about initiating harsh measures to get the economy back on the track. "I said we have to tell people that discipline and hard disciplines are required to get the nation back on track," he added.