Goa CM meets party, al­liance lead­ers in AIIMS

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - —PTI

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.

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