Incoming Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is all set to contest from Mapusa assembly constituency in Goa. Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francisco D'Souza is likely to vacate his seat to make away for Manohar Parrikar to contest from the constituency. Meanwhile, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leader Sudin Dhavalikar is likely to take oath as the deputy chief minister of Goa on March 14 alongside Parrikar who will take oath as the Chief Minister.
Manohar Parrikar while speaking to the media on Sunday announcing the alliance with MGP, had refused to comment on the constituency that he would represent. On Monday it became clear that the BJP senior leadership has asked D'Souza to make way for the former Chief Minister of Goa. While D'Souza has not made any statements about vacating his seat, Mapusa seems to have been finalised for Parrikar to represent.
He will take oath as the Chief Minister at 5 pm on Tuesday. Natural alliance partner, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party along with BJP MLAs had demanded that Parrikar becomes the Chief Minister. Sitting Chief Minister Parsekar's humiliating defeat only added more strength to the demand.