Goan Badly

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Even as Goa chief min­is­ter Manohar Par­rikar’s health wor­ries con­tinue, the BJP has to deal with am­bi­tions within the party. Deputy Speaker of the As­sem­bly Michael

Lobo has said that the state gov­ern­ment has failed on many fronts—from econ­omy and tourism to job cre­ation. The buzz is that Lobo, a trusted Par­rikar aide, wants a cab­i­net berth and sees room to rise as the party’s lead­ing Catholic leader, as the vet­eran Fran­cis D’Souza is hos­pi­talised. Lobo also has the sup­port of his friend Vi­jai Sarde­sai, the leader of Goa For­ward Party, the BJP’s coali­tion part­ner.

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