Hours after sacking Sudin Dhavalikar, Goa CM Pramod Sawant accuses his former deputy of working against alliance


Hours after removing his deputy Sudin Dhavalikar, Goa CM Pramod Sawant has clarified that the former was removed from his post for doing anti-alliance activities. The CM added that a request was made to Sudins brother not to contest Shiroda bypoll, but he was not ready to listen. Earlier in the day Dhavalikar was removed from his post, after two MGP MLAs joined BJP. After the latest development, Sawant will look after portfolios of Transport and Public Works, that were earlier looked after by Dhavalikar. Goa Governor Mridula Sinha is expected to administer the oath to the new minister who will replace Dhavalikar. Also read: Dhavalikar, however, did not sign the letter. MGP president Dipak Dhavalikar had on Tuesday, expressed concern that opponents were targetting his party. He had claimed that steps were being taken by rivals to wean away Ajgaonkar and Pawaskar, and to isolate Sudin Dhavalikar.

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