He will hold his protest alongside RTI activist Rajan Ghate who has been on a fast at Azad Maidan here for the past 11 days demanding that Parrikar step down due to health reasons. Parikkar is undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment at his residence after returning to the state on October 14 following hospitalisation at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
While the ruling BJP has maintained that Parrikar has been looking after the affairs of governance even as he undergoes treatment, the state's opposition parties, and occasionally allies in the state government, have alleged that his health-related absence was bringing the administration to a standstill.
"Things are going from bad to worse in Goa. RTI activist Rajan Ghate has been on fast for the past 11 days and the state government has not even moved an inch and is exhibiting its arrogant, inhuman attitude," Chodankar claimed Monday.
(With inputs from agencies.)