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BJP, Sena seek dissolution of Goa Govt

india Updated: Oct 29, 2008 12:57 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena in Panaji have requested the state Governor to dissolve the government in view of deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

Shiv Sena met governor S Sidhu with its memorandum yesterday, while the BJP delegation is likely to meet him on Wednesday or Thursday pressing for the same demand.

"The Governor can use his powers to dissolve the government as the law and order situation is turning grave in the state," BJP Legislative Wing Spokesman Damodar Naik told PTI.

Miscreants are on idol desecration spree in the state with the police failing to nab the culprits, he said.

Goa government has constituted a special team to probe the trend of desecration which might spark off communal tensions in the state, he said.

Naik said the increasing desecration of idols, rampant corruption and increasing incidents of violence is an indication that nothing is well in the state.

The Shiv Sena in its memorandum to the Governor has said that it is for the first time that several temples, statues and religious structures have been destroyed by miscreants and police have failed to arrest the culprits.

"We briefed the Governor about our demands. He was concerned about the law and order situation," Shiv Sena Goa Chief Upendra Gaonkar said.

The BJP has also pointed out to the disqualification petition filed by NCP minister Fransisco Pacheco against Congress minister Churchill Alemao and legislator Aleixo Lourenco Reginaldo.

"Ministers are filing disqualification petitions against their own cabinet colleagues. This has never happened in the history of Indian politics," Naik said.

Gaonkar said the Shiv Sena would follow-up the issue and also take to the streets against the government if there was a need.

BJP is the main opposition in the 40-member state legislative assembly.