Goa CM meets party, alliance leaders in AIIMS
Panaji: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to shed “many” of his portfolios after Dussehra, according to ministers who met him on Friday in AIIMS hospital in the national Capital to discuss governance issues in his home state.
Parrikar, who is undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment in New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), held meetings with party leaders as well as allies to discuss ways to ensure that his government functions normally.
Leaders of the ruling BJP and allies, who met Parrikar separately, ruled out any change in state leadership.
Union Minister and BJP leader Shripad Naik said that the Chief Minister held review of the governance in Goa during the meeting.
“There was no discussion about leadership change. Parrikar is recovering and he will continue to be the chief minister,” Naik said.
“The CM is expected to return to Goa from AIIMS for Diwali,” Naik said.
Vijay Sardesai, leader of BJP ally GFP, said Parrikar “wants to delegate many of the portfolios that he has”.
Sardesai met Parrikar along with the leader of another ally MGP Sudin Dhavalikar and Independent MLAS Rohan Khaunte and Govind Gawade.