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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar ‘critical, doctors trying their best’: CM’s office

This development comes a day after the CM’s office tweeted that the chief minister’s health parameters continues to remain stable on Saturday.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2019 20:38 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Parrikar’s health had taken a turn for the worse on Friday night.
Parrikar’s health had taken a turn for the worse on Friday night.(PTI)
         

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s condition is extremely critical, the chief minister’s office tweeted on its official handle late on Sunday evening.

“Chief Minister @manoharparrikar’s health condition is extremely critical. Doctors are trying their best,” it said in the tweet.

This development comes a day after the CM’s office tweeted that the chief minister’s “health parameters continues to remain stable” on Saturday. Parrikar’s health had taken a turn for the worse on Friday night.

Since February last year, Parrikar has been battling pancreatic cancer, but has not relinquished the chief minister’s seat for lack of any viable alternatives.

With Parrikar in hospital, the Goa Congress on Saturday wrote to Governor Mridula Sinha asking her to dismiss the BJP-leld coalition government and invite it to form the government in the state. In its letter to the Governor, the Congress said, “the numbers of the BJP may further dwindle” in the Goa Assembly.

Parrikar has undergone treatment in the US and at the AIIMS in Delhi as well as in hospitals in Mumbai and Goa.

A frail looking Parrikar had also presented the state budget in the assembly on January 30. His appearance - with a tube in his nose - at that time had drawn criticism from the opposition.

“How is the josh?” Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s first public words to a large gathering of BJP supporters since his debilitating pancreatic ailment were greeted with rousing cheers as he asked them to maintain a positive frame of mind.

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 19:22 IST

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