On 6th July Goa’s Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar departs on a week-long voyage to the United States. Sources within the BJP reveal that the beleaguered Manohar Parrikar is infact travelling to Donald Trump’s kingdom for some urgent much required medical treatment, though he may briefly attend a Marathi Cultural fiesta being organized by the Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal in Detroit on 7th July.
But whatever be the reason for Manohar Parrikar’s absence from Goa, the Chief Minister while away from the country is duty bound to delegate his powers to the second in command so that Goa remains afloat.
As was expected the power intoxicated and obsessed Manohar Parrikar has very highhandedly decided not to designate any of his cabinet colleague as acting Chief Minister. All this only confirms Manohar Parrikar’s sheer trust deficit in his very own cabinet colleagues. Manohar Parrikar’s skewed statement that he will be managing Goa’s affairs from United States over the phone is extremely bizarre to say the least.