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Congress stages walkout from Goa Assembly; demands Parrikar's sacking

"We are walking out in protest," the congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar said, though Sinha had started delivering her formal address.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 29 Jan 2019 8:30 AM GMT

Congress stages walkout from Goa Assembly; demands Parrikars sacking
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Panaji: The Opposition party Congress, on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Goa Assembly on the opening day of the three-day Budget session while the Goa Governor Mridula Sinha was addressing the assembly.

The walk out was staged in the protest of Governor Mridula's lack of initiative to address the petition sent to her by Congress for the dismissal of the government in the state.

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The petitions demanded the sacking of the Manohar Parrikar-led Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government in view of the Chief Minister's ill-health.

"We are walking out in protest," the congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar said, though Sinha had started delivering her formal address.

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"At the outset, as the single largest party, we should have been given an opportunity to form the government and prove majority. After that, when the administration had come to a standstill, we met her on six occasions and sought dismissal of the government because it was good for nothing (in view of Parrikar's prolonged illness)," Kavlekar had said.

"But she did not respond to our demands even once... The Governor should have taken action using her powers to ensure smooth functioning of the administration," the Congress said.

Earlier in the day, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had paid a visit to see ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, who has been extremely unwell over the past few months due to a pancreatic condition.

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Saima Siddiqui

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