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.