Panaji, Nov 18 (IECurrentAffairs) Former Goa Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Subhash Velingkar on Sunday claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the state was non-functional owing to the prolonged illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Speaking at a function organised to formally induct him into Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM), he said, ”People are being taken for granted. . The government is not functioning in a way it ought to function. The CM is taking treatment. He does not have the courage to come and face people. The opposition has been demanding that they want to meet the CM, but he has not been able to meet him. Therefore the departments and portfolios are not getting any justice.”
The senior leader, who had served RSS in the state for more than two decades, accused state chief minister Manohar Parrikar of being self-centred and held him responsible for allowing administration to virtually shut down.
Velingkar claimed that the state was heading for a mid-term poll which could happen along with Lok Sabha elections as there was infighting in the ruling dispensation.
He also claimed that the infighting following inability of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to attend office and take decisions would ultimately result in the coalition, which include allies like Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the independents, crumble.
There would be rise of new leadership in the next elections as BJP as well as the Congress would be demolished.
In 2016, Velingkar was sacked from the RSS after took on Parrikar, then Defence Minister of the country, accusing the latter of not following principles of Sangh and the BJP.
He mentored a new political outfit called Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) which contested 2017 assembly elections in alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Shiv Sena (SS). However, only MGP could win three seats.
After assembly elections, Velingkar floated new organisation called ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jay’. Recently, he was relieved from the ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jay’ to join active politics.