After Pramod Sawant was sworn-in as the new chief minister on early Tuesday morning following the unfortunate demise of Manohar Parrikar, Congress has politicised the event. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has tweeted a highly insensitive remark on the event saying that the BJP should have waited longer to appoint the new chief minister for Goa.
Tweeting in Hindi, he said, "A new Goa CM took oath at 1.30 am. That feels strange. I felt as though the BJP was just waiting for Parrikar's death. They should have at least waited for the visarjan of his ashes"
While a bitter-sounding Nirupam made the insensitive comment claiming that the BJP could barely wait to appoint the new CM, his remark was ironic as Congress itself was in a hurry to try to form its own government in the state.
Republic TV had learnt on Monday that Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar had led his party MLAs to the Raj Bhawan 'uninvited' to meet Governor Mridula Sinha in order to stake claim to form government in the state after the death of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Later on Tuesday early morning, BJP leader Pramod Sawant sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Goa in a ceremony in the presence of Governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan.
Eleven other lawmakers, including Manohar Ajgaonkar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Vinod Palyekar of the Goa Forward Party, took oath as Cabinet ministers. Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Vijay Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party are the new deputy Chief Ministers.
This is not a first for Nirupam who seems to be making inappropriate statements during sensitive times
After the tragic event of the collapse of the bridge near the CSMT railway station which led to the deaths of six people, Nirupam said that the new bridge built by the Indian Army in Prabhadevi station was done for a 'tamasha'.