Dear Mr. Manohar Parrikar,

It’s your birthday on 13th December and the best gift you can offer to the people of Goa is to gracefully tender your resignation and allow the State to move on. Goa cannot suffer any longer on account of your precarious state of health.

Now that you are health wise very incapacitated you should not continue as MLA of Panaji and Chief Minister of Goa. There are manifold grounds why on account of your hunger for power and sheer arrogance you should be put to pasture.

You may recall that over two decades ago, like many others, I too held you in great respect while even working alongside you and the BJP, believing that you were a ray of hope for Goa. But I had to part company after I was faced with evidence that you were very corrupt, communal and casteist.

In 2007 you had publicly vowed that it would be your last election. However in that greed and lust for power you went back on your own word and contested yet again in 2012 and became Chief Minister after promising the people of Goa a Parivartan by way of Good Governance and Zero Tolerance to Corruption. But given your string of swift U Turns, the people of Goa soon realised that by trusting you and electing the BJP they landed from the frying pan into the fire.

Panaji Constituency which now includes Ribandar sadly remains decaying and sinking despite you having been its MLA for over two long decades, thrice the Chief Minister and even being the Defence Minister of the country. With all that power at your hands you could do nothing for your State and even your constituency. Incredibly, you had the cheek to last year seek yet another term as MLA despite your grim performance or should we say non performance by falsely promising that in 365 days all the problems of Panaji would be resolved.

Over the years while you allowed Goa to sink you have minted a fortune for your family to merrily feast on for generations to come

So, Mr. Parrikar, at least for the sake of what remains of Goa, it is time for you to gracefully pack up and hang up your very soiled boots so that Goa which today has sadly become a gambling, prostitution, narcotics and crime destination finally may see some much needed Acche din.

In the words of Abraham Lincoln ‘You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time”

Sir, hoping that in a miracle better sense will prevail in you so that Goa can move on. Wishing you a much deserved and long overdue retirement.

Yours Sincerely,


Aires Rodrigues

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