Manohar Parrikar's health LATEST updates: Differences amid BJP allies have come to the surface, minutes after Manohar Parrikar flew out of Goa. While MGP saw an opportunity in this, and pressed for the senior-most cabinet minister, which happens to be MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar, to be named as interim CM, GFP has opposed the demand.
MGP, an alliance partner in the Goa government, is signalling that its leader harbours chief ministerial ambitions, even if for the interim period. The party's president said that it was high time that CM hands over charge to the senior most cabinet minister, which happens to be the former's brother and PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar.
Ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was shifted to New Delhi for treatment in a special chartered flight for further treatment and examination at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The report said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had arranged for a special aircraft for Parrikar to be flown to Delhi.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will fly to Delhi Saturday for his follow-up treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), a senior official said.
Parrikar, 62, is currently undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment at a private hospital at Candolim in North Goa.
"He will be flying to Delhi around 10.30 am today by a special flight and would be admitted to AIIMS for his follow-up treatment," a senior official from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.
Parrikar had returned from the US in the first week of September following which he was admitted to the hospital at Candolim. Earlier this year, he had undergone a three-month-long treatment in the US.
Sources stated that Parrikar had Friday spoken to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah over phone, who enquired about his health.
The Goa BJP had held a meeting of its state-level core committee on Friday. The core committee members had later met Parrikar.
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Updated Date: Sep 15, 2018 17:32:18 IST