Remembering Manohar Parrikar and the void he leaves behind in Goa and India
Remembering Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar. A rare technocrat politician, Parrikar lost his battle with cancer on Sunday. Hindustan Times’ editors look back at Manohar Parrikar’s achievements as Goa chief minister and former Union Defence Minister. Parrikar was widely considered as the tallest BJP leader from Goa. An IIT graduate, Parrikar made a mark as chief minister when Goa politics was hit by defections and unstable governments. He became the CM for the first time in October 2000 after a split in the ruling Congress. He was leader who reached out to people across religious boundaries.