Manohar Parrikar returns to Goa from AIIMS

Manohar Parrikar returns to Goa from AIIMS

Courtesy : Goa Bureau16/10/2018 09:36

Manohar Parrikar,62, was flow in a special flight and later taken to his private residence at Dona Paula Panjim, in an ambulance.Where arrangements have been made for him to cope with any exigency, a senior BJP leader said.

Goa Chief Minister Parrikar returned to Goa Sunday afternoon after being discharged from AIIMS where he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment.

Manohar Parrikar,62, was flow in a special flight and later taken to his private residence at Dona Paula Panjim, in an ambulance.Where arrangements have been made for him to cope with any e xigency, a senior BJP leader said.

The state-run Goa Medical college and Hospital near Panaji has made elaborate arrangements at his private residence with a team of doctors on standby to take care of his health.

He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the national capital on September 15.

On Friday, Parrikar met Goa BJP’s core committee members and ministers from coalition partners at AIIMS to discuss ways to ensure his government functions normally during his absence from office due to ill health.

Leader of the ruling BJP and allies, who met Parrikar separately,had ruled out any changes in leadership in the coastal state.

“His health has improved over last 15 days. His treatment is over. He should rest now,” Union minister of states for Ayush and North Goa MP Shripad Naik said. Naik dismissed any possibility of dissolution of the Goa Assembly and expressed confidence that the Parrikar led government will complete its five year term.

Question over the stability of the Goa government have been raised by the opposition congress because of Parrikar’s illness.

In the 40 member Goa Assembly,the Manohar Parrikar-led government has the support of 23 MLA’s.

Parrikar has been under treatment since Feburary this year and has been in and out of the hospital in Goa, Mumbai, New York and New Delhi.

An official announcement of a change in portfolios is yet to be announced, but is expected after October 19.

Parrikar had initially expressed a willingness to hand over his responsibility to another minister in his absence but squabbling among allies of the BJP-led government put paid to such  move.

On Saturday, the congress demanded that Parrikar step down and it be given a chance to prove its majority. The opposition congress is the single largest party in the state Assembly with 16 MLA’s

The state has headless, government is paralyzed, administration is crippled, there is complete breakdown of authority, rule of law has collapsed, people are feeling cheated with absolutely no policy and direction and Goa is in Chaos” state congress president Girish chodankar said while addressing a press conference in Delh.

 We wish Manohar Parrikar a speedy recovery and a long life, but his ailment can not be an important to the aspirations of the people of Goa,” chodankar said.

 

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