Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died at his son’s home in Panaji on Sunday eveining. He was 63.
He was in an extremely critical condition and doctors are doing everything save him.
This was announced by the CM office of Goa through Twitter. He was, diagnosed with a pancreatic ailment in February last year.
Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 17, 2019
Last month, he was admitted in the Goa Medical College and Hospital near Panaji. He was discharged on February 26. He was treated in US but there has not been much improvement and BJP was accused of exploiting him despite the falling health.
He returned to work in December after admitting that he was battling a “life-threatening disease”, but vowed to work till his last breath.
Chief Minister @manoharparrikar's health condition is extremely critical. Doctors are trying their best.
— CMO Goa (@goacm) March 17, 2019
On January 30, he presented the state budget in the assembly. His frail appearance, with a tube in his nose, drew severe criticism from the opposition.
Meanwhile, the Congress has renewed its bid to come to power in the 40 member Goa assembly. The BJP has 13 and Congress has 14 MLAs. The BJP led government is surviving on the support of the independent MLAs and the Congress now claim that they have the support of the independents.
The BJP fearing trouble rushed in two observers to ensure that nothing untoward happens at Goa during the middle of the General Election.