Manohar Parrikar at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Manohar Parrikar Will Continue To Be Goa’s Chief Minister: Amit Shah

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will continue in his post, BJP president Amit Shah said on Sunday as he announced that a reshuffle of the state’s ministers will soon take place.

The BJP chief said so in a tweet following a discussion with the Bharatiya Janata Party's core group team from Goa.

It has been decided during a discussion with the Goa BJP core team that Manohar Parrikar will continue to lead the Goa government. There will soon be a reshuffle of ministers and their portfolios.
Amit Shah, BJP President

Parrikar’s poor health has sparked speculation over his continuation as the chief minister of Goa, and Shah had recently sent a central party leaders team to the coastal state to speak to allies and take stock of political situation.

The opposition Congress, which is the single largest party in the state, has also staked claim to form a government.

Congress legislators in Goa meet the state’s Governor Mridula Sinha, on Sept. 18, 2018. (Photograph: PTI)
Congress legislators in Goa meet the state’s Governor Mridula Sinha, on Sept. 18, 2018. (Photograph: PTI)

The BJP has asserted that its government continues to have the support of a majority of MLAs.