Is it another new low in politics?Mr. Manohar Parrikar is the Chief Minister of Goa. The educated and sophisticated politician is widely respected not only in Goa but all over the country because of his honesty and efficiency. I still remember that many opposition parties in Goa (excluding Congress) who fought against the BJP in the last Assembly election, openly said that they would support BJP if Mr. Manohar Parrikar was made Chief Minister. Due to this popular demand, he resigned from the position of Defence Minister and returned to Goa to become the Chief Minister.
Unfortunately, Mr. Parrikar has been unwell for quite some time. He is presently in his private residence. He has not been attending any public meeting since 14th October. But Congress has been resorting to rumor-mongering.
Speaking to the media, Congress spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu said that the BJP and the BJP-led coalition government should prove to the people of Goa that Parrikar was alive. He said to the reporters: "Yes, we are taking that call. It is an extreme call that the Honourable Chief Minister may not be there at all".
BJP immediately refuted this. But I am stunned! What has happened to politics? Is this the new low? How desperate the grandfather of all parties in India has become! How desperate Congress has become for power!