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Goa BJP Says Not Interested In Forming Govt

PTI 18 Jan 2010, 9:56:51 AM IST

Even as the BJP went in for change of leadership in Goa, the party leaders said that they were not interested in forming government by cashing in on disappointment within the ruling coalition. 

Newly elected President of BJP in Goa Laxmikant Parsenkar said that the party does not favour forming the government in Goa even if disgruntled legislators come up with the support. 

"We are getting prepared for the next state assembly elections scheduled two and half years later.", he said though he also observed that the government here could fall beforehand and there could be early elections. 

Parsenkar, currently a legislator representing Mandrem constituency, today took over as the President of Goa BJP from outgoing president Shripad Naik, an MP from Panaji. 

Goa is currently facing a political crisis with a group of five Congress legislators expressing their strong displeasure over the chief minister, Digamber Kamat. 

Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar, addressing the state executive committee meeting said that BJP will form government only after a getting a fresh mandate from voters. 

"Considering the ill-managed affairs of Digamber Kamat- led government, there is not a slightest doubt that BJP will come to power in the next elections," Parrikar said. 

Even if we form the government taking support from few legislators from the coalition government, we won't be able to perform. We want to form government on our own, he said. PTI