Goa: Shiv Sena asks Guv to dissolve state Assembly
    Panaji, Oct 12 (PTI) The Goa unit of the Shiv Sena
Friday submitted a memorandum to Governor Mridula Sinha
demanding that the state Assembly be dissolved due to
"non-functioning" of the government and inability of any party
to form an alternate government.
    The Shiv Sena, incidentally, does not have any MLA in
the 40-member Goa Assembly.
    Shiv Sena leader Jitesh Kamat said that the state
administration had come to a standstill in the absence of
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in the All
India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi for a
pancreatic ailment.
    Kamat claimed the memorandum had signatures of
"thousands of people" of Goa.
    "We met the Governor and demanded that the assembly be
dissolved as there is no governance and no one is in a
position to form a stable government," Kamat told reporters
here Friday.
    Speaking about Parrikar meeting BJP leaders and allies
in his government at AIIMS earlier in the day, Kamat said it
was a matter of shame that cabinet meetings were being held in
hospitals now.
    In the 40-member state assembly, the Parrikar-led
government has the support of 23 MLAs.
    These comprise 14 BJP MLAs, three each from the Goa
Foward Party and MGP as well as three Independents.
    The opposition Congress is the single largest party in
the Goa assembly with 16 MLAs while the Nationalist Congress
Party has one MLA. PTI RPS