He added that Congress felt BJP was forcing Parrikar to work. Reacting to the statement, BJP issued a statement which read, “The CM has very skilfully conducted the state administration even during his absence.”
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar chose June 18, Goa Revolution Day, to make his first public appearance after his return from the US.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, 62, returned to Goa on Thursday evening and resumed his official work from yesterday.
Manohar Parrikar returned from the United States Thursday, after a three-month medical leave. According to his office, he was undergoing treatment for a serious pancreatic ailment.
Parrikar, 62, returned from the US last evening after his three-month long treatment for his pancreatic ailment.
According to his office, the chief minister, who was undergoing treatment for a serious pancreatic ailment, was resting at his private residence in Dona Paula.
“Parrikar will fly from the US to Mumbai and from Mumbai to Goa on Thursday. He is arriving in Panaji tomorrow,” a senior official at the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.
The events since the blackout on June 3, including the brain stroke of the minister holding the power portfolio, have given teeth to the opposition, which is alleging absence of a functioning government and lack of governance.
The Congress emerged as the single largest party in the last year’s elections in Goa, but fell short of a majority. The governor invited the BJP to form the government which enlisted the support of some of the smaller parties.
Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said there can’t be two yardsticks. “If they have allowed BJP to form government in Karnataka then they should allow us to form government too.”
Communicating through a video message, which was played at a BJP worker’s meeting, Manohar Parrikar informed of his return. Parrikar, 62, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, had been admitted to a hospital in the US in the first week of March.
On Sunday, the party workers and legislators assembled at the memorial of Bandodkar and “prayed” that the ruling dispensation led by the BJP appoint a full-time chief minister, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee chief Girish Chodankar said.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar alleged that no cabinet meetings were being held, adding that people were frustrated over this lack of governance.
A delegation of Congress leaders on Monday called on state governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan and demanded that the state government give regular updates about Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s health.
Manohar Parrikar, before leaving for the US in the first week of March for treatment of a pancreatic ailment, had informed Governor Mridula Sinha about the interim arrangement of CAC.