Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar made a huge sacrifice by giving up the defence portfolio and choosing to govern the state, BJP spokesperson Nilesh Cabral said on Tuesday.
Reacting to Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut's charge on Monday that the BJP - led coalition government in Goa was a corrupt one, Cabral said that the Sena had been obliterated in the February 4 assembly elections and therefore had no locus standi to make such comments.
"Giving up the Defence Ministry and coming back to Goa is a big sacrifice.
He came (back) to become the Chief Minister of Goa, which is like a district in Maharashtra.
This is our good fortune, " Cabral told the media here.
The BJP leader said: "Raut speaks about corruption all the while because he himself is corrupt.
We have barely formed the government - - so how can he make a corruption charge?
He has been driven away from Goa, he should not come back to Goa again. "
The Shiv Sena contested four seats in Goa assembly elections in alliance with two regional parties, but did not win a single seat.