Manohar Parrikar’s ill health has not affected functioning of Goa govt, claims Union minister Shripad Naik

  • Shripad Naik claimed that Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar's illness has had no impact on the functioning of the state government

  • Parrikar has been suffering from a pancreatic ailment and is undergoing treatment at his residence since October

  • Parrikar has attended only a few official functions since returning to the state and has hardly been seen in public

Panaji: Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik on Saturday said the illness of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has had no impact on the functioning of the state government. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Republic Day function in Panaji, which was also attended by senior BJP leader LK Advani.

 Manohar Parrikar’s ill health has not affected functioning of Goa govt, claims Union minister Shripad Naik

File image of Manohar Parrikar.

Parrikar has been suffering from a pancreatic ailment and is undergoing treatment at his residence since he returned to the state in October last year following hospitalisation at New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Parrikar has attended only a few official functions since returning to the state and has hardly been seen in public. "I don't think there is any impact of Parrikars illness on the functioning of the Goa government. Things are moving in the right direction," Naik said.

He said the only difference was that Parrikar was attending office less when compared to earlier times. Expressing happiness at Advani's presence at the Republic Day function, Naik, Lok Sabha MP from North Goa, called it an "honour".

Advani arrived in the state on 24 January and Naik said the former's visit was a private one. Advani is expected to be in the state till 30 January.

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Updated Date: Jan 27, 2019 14:06:43 IST