The Shiv Sena (SS) on Wednesday attacked its ally in Maharashtra the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the terrible politics played out in Goa this week after the death of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
The Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece “Saamna” called on the “terrible state of democracy,” in the country saying that the BJP did not even wait for the chief minister’s ashes to cool down.
The publishing added that the “shameless game of power” started even before Mr Parrikar’s ashes could merge with the land of Gomantak.
The oath of BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was first to take place at 11pm on Monday was postponed after last minute negotiations with allies Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Forward Party (GFP). The oath ceremony finally took place hours after Monday, 2 am on Tuesday at Raj Bhawan, 11 cabinet ministers were sworn in.
The editorial said –
1.”In the end, those who were eyeing their shares like cats ended the game post Monday midnight with the swearing in of Sawant as the chief minister along with his two deputies.”
2.”This is a terrible state of democracy. They should have waited for Parrikar”s ashes to cool down. What would have happened had they waited till Tuesday morning for the oath taking ceremony?”
3.”The pyre was burning while the “power hungry” were catching each others neck for power. There shouldn’t have been a problem in waiting for at least four hours.”
4.”But, the fear was of the outcome, that the Congress may manage to take Dhavalikar(GFP) and Sardesai (MGP) to its side.”
5.”The flowers showered on Mr Parrikar’s mortal remains could not even dry up but the whole “programme” was finished late night as the “lust” of those in power increased.”
6.”While the entire game of two people being appointed as deputy chief ministers was played, the innocent people of Goa had to helplessly endure all of it.”
7.”Even today, Goans are in mourning. After the former defence minister’s demise, a day of national mourning was declared. But, these people did not even seem to have the idea that the national flag was flying half-mast.”
8.”It was “shameful” that out of just 19 MLAs comprising the ruling coalition, two are to be made deputy chief ministers.”
9. The Saamna also claimed, “the BJP announced four years ago that there will be no deputy chief minister in any state it rules and so the Sena was never given the post. However, one was appointed in Bihar, two in Uttar Pradesh, it accepted the post in Jammu and Kashmir and now, two are getting the same in Goa.”