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I will be CM till God wants me to be: Kamat

January 22, 2008 16:14 IST

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Back from Delhi, Goa [Images] Chief Minister Digamber Kamat on Tuesday said that "he would continue to be the chief minister till God wants him to be."

"I will continue to be the chief minister till God wants me to be," Kamat said talking to reporters at Goa airport on his return.

The Digamber Kamat-led government survived a political crisis after the Nationalist Congress Party along with independents had withdrawn support on January 16 when the crucial Goa Appropriation Bill 2008 was planned to be passed on the Floor of the House.

In a massive troubleshooting exercise, Congress and NCP high command had intervened saving the seven-month-old government.

The chief minister, who was in Delhi, on Friday had said he is relying on God to save the government.

In what seems to be the blessing in disguise, Kamat's government got a shot in the arm when Save Goa Front, an alliance partner in the government, conceded to merge themselves with Congress.

This will increase the Congress strength in the House from 16 to 18. Kamat said the Cabinet reshuffle would be executed only after constituting the coordination committee comprising of Congress and NCP leaders.

"The committee will decide on the portfolios only after detailed deliberations on the issue," the chief minister said.

He stated that SGF merger has strengthen the Congress organisation in the state. Kamat has got a second chance in last seven months since he took over the reigns of the state.

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