Mahadve Naik
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Former Goa minister Mahadev Naik to join Congress

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2019 22:40 IST

Panaji (Goa) [India], Feb 22 (ANI): Former Goa Minister Mahadev Naik has decided to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and join the Congress on Sunday.
Naik told ANI on phone from Shiroda that the Congress workers met him at his residence and requested him to join the party.
Since long, the Congress has been demanding that it should be allowed to form the government in the state, claiming that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's prolonged illness and inability to attend the office was taking a toll on administration and governance of the state.
Chief Minister Parrikar is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi, and New York. (ANI)