Ailing Parrikar flown to AIIMS
New Delhi: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to AIIMS on Saturday. Mr Parrikar, who has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment, was flown to the national capital owing to his declining health.
With Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar being admitted at the All India Institue of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS), Union minister Nitin Gadkari is expected to reach the state on Monday amid speculation that seniormost minister in the state government and Maharashtra Gomantak Party’s Sudin Dhavilkar could be name the caretaker chief minister. Mr Parrikar had been unwell due to pancreatic ailment for the past eight months. Mr Gadkari is likely to discuss the issue with the BJP’s state core group before any decision in this regard in announced.
Mr Parrikar, 62, had returned from the US in the first week of September and was admitted at the Dukle Hospital at Candolim earlier this week from where he was shifted to the AIIMS on Saturday afternoon. Earlier this year, he had undergone a threemonthlong treatment in the US. Mr Parrikar had formed a Cabinet Advisory Committee to guide the state during his absence.
The two- day long state executive meeting of the BJP is also scheduled on September 29 and the state leadership want the party top brass to resolve the issue so that the state administration does not get affected, especially at a time when the opposition Congress is building pressure for fresh polls.
On Saturday the MGP said that it was “high time” the chief minister handed over the charge to the seniormost minister during his absence in the state.
The MGP with its three legislators, has given support to the BJP to form the government in the state along with the Goa Forward Party ( GFP) and other independent legislators.