Manohar Parrikar resigns from the Defence Minister post, to become Chief Minister of Goa

New Delhi, March 11: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar on Sunday tendered his resignation from the post of defence minister of India, reported ABP news. Speculations are being made that Parrikar has resigned as he will handle the post of Chief Minister in Goa, though the Goa election results were seen in a hung assembly.

Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa got 13 seats and to form the government the saffron party needs 21 seats in total. Congress had secured 17 seats in the Goa elections and after the announcement of results, the Congress and BJP  claimed to have the support of regional parties, independent candidates and are confident in forming the government in the state.

From winning 21 seats in the 2012 assembly elections, the party was reduced to 13 seats in the 40 member house. Meanwhile, the debutant AAP received no seats in their kitty. The other 10 seats have been won by the regional political parties with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) winning 3 seats, Goa Front winning 3 seats, Nationalist Congress Party winning one seat and the independent candidates emerging victorious in the remaining three seats.

After the formation of Modi government in 2014, the BJP’s high command took a decision of transferring Parrikar to Delhi and gave him the helm of defence. Parrikar, before being the defence minister of India, was the chief minister of Goa.

Political pundits believe that BJP’s poor performance in Goa was because of CM Laxmikant Parsekar as he did not handle the CM post properly.

As of now the BJP meeting in the national capital is underway and few important decisions will be at the centre of the table.

 

 

 

 

 

Source:-NDTV

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