Goa Forward chief and Deputy CM Vijai Sardesai has ruled out the possibility of one of the Goa Forward minister being dropped to accommodate BJP MLA Michael Lobo in the cabinet. However he has not denied the news that Michael will be inducted in the cabinet. There is also a rumour that BJP minister Milind Naik could be dropped to bring in Michael.
The rumor of Michael getting cabinet berth turned into a strong possibility on his birthday on 18th June.
While Congress MLAs like Francis Silveira and Goa Forward supremo Vijai Sardesai indirectly demanded to fulfill Michael’s aspiration of becoming minister, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant wholeheartedly supported it. Meanwhile, there was a news in Times of India that Goa Forward minister Vinod Palienkar may be dropped to accommodate Michael in the cabinet.