No leadership change, Parrikar 'fine': BJP

No leadership change, Parrikar 'fine': BJP

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar

The BJP on Sunday ruled out change in leadership in Goa, claiming Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, admitted to New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is fine.

BJP President Amit Shah has sent three senior members of the party — B L Santhosh, Ram Lal and Vinay Puranik — to Goa to take stock of the political situation in the state in view of Parrikar's indisposition.

"Whatever was discussed today (Sunday) will be briefed to you tomorrow. There is no issue about the government and there is no demand of change in leadership from anyone," Ram Lal told reporters after a meeting with state BJP leaders here.

He declined to divulge the details, but Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said there is no question of leadership change as Parrikar is "fine".

Parrikar is running the BJP-led government with the help of two regional allies — the Goa Forward Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party — and three Independents.

When pointed out that the Goa Forward Party has asked for a "permanent solution" for the situation arising out of Parrikar's indisposition, Tendulkar said, "The chief minister is in good health and there is no need to change the leadership."