Taking a dig at Goa State BJP President Vinay Tendulkar, former Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar said that the Goa BJP in its current setup and formation has lost the moral right to continue to rule Goa.
On one hand a Cabinet Minister has been accused of corruption several times by the Opposition and on the other hand, unfortunately the CM of Goa is ailing and is unable to rein in his Ministers.
“Some ministers are doing as they please, to make money for themselves. They are the ones who believe that when the cat is away, the mice will play and hence they are making hay while the sun shines, since the boss is bed-ridden and unable to stop them,” Parsekar said.
Parsekar on Tuesday called state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar “incompetent and a saleable commodity”, reported Times of India. Parsekar claimed that Tendulkar is working only for himself and his sole purpose is to fill his own pockets.
He clarified that his outburst was applicable to Tendulkar only, and was not directed at chief minister Manohar Parrikar or BJP national president Amit Shah. Parsekar said that Tendulkar is only saying what is dictated to him.
“He should shut up and keep quiet,” Parsekar said. “Tendulkar should vacate the BJP Goa president’s chair immediately.
“Whatever I said, it was all for Vinay Tendulkar alone,” Parsekar said. “It was not for Parrikar. Why should I say it to him, who is bed-ridden at present.
The national president is in New Delhi. That was all for Tendulkar, and mystand is still the same. Whatever I said to Tendulkar still stands.”
Parsekar was reacting to Tendulkar’s statement on Tuesday that Parsekar should apologize for abusing him, Shah and Parrikar.
Parsekar said that there is no question of him apologizing.
“He (Tendulkar) has proven to be inefficient, incompetent and a saleable commodity,” Parsekar said.
“One should listen to whatever (ex-Congress MLA Dayanand) Sopte is claiming to have been promised, see what he (Tendulkar) is saying, and see who is the liar of the two.”
Sopte who recently joined the BJP, publicly said that the GTDC chairmanship and a cabinet berth has been promised to him before November 15.
Tendulkar, on the other hand, said that Sopte joined the party without any conditions.
“Many people are calling me,” Parsekar said. “I am getting 20-25 calls per day. They say to me that you lead the way and we are with you. Tendulkar should vacate the chair of the president immediately. He doesn’t have a mind of his own. He just says what is prompted and dictated to him. He has to shut his mouth and keep quiet.”