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Highlights: Manohar Parrikar laid to rest at Miramar Beach

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar funeral highlights: With the demise of Manohar Parrikar, the strength of 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly has been reduced to 36. A BJP MLA died last month, while two Congress members had resigned last year.

By: Express Web Desk , Reported by Smita Nair | New Delhi, Panaji | Updated: March 28, 2019 8:29:06 am
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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar funeral highlights: Four-time Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was laid to rest at Miramar Beach on Monday next to the memorial of the state’s first CM Dayanand Bandodkar. Manohar Parrikar was accorded state funeral with full military honours at Miramar. Meanwhile, BJP and its allies in Goa are yet to come up with a name for the next chief minister of the state.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said while the Goa unit of BJP had decided who should be the next chief minister, the issue was only with alliance partners. Speaker Pramod Sawant and BJP leader Vishwajit Rane are the CM post frontrunners. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Central ministers reached Goa to pay their last tributes to former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

The Congress, meanwhile, reached Governor Mridula Sinha staking claim to the government. All the 14 Congress MLAs, led by Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, handed over a letter to Sinha, saying it was the single largest party in the Assembly and should be allowed to form the government.

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17:56 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Manohar Parrikar laid to rest at Miramar Beach

Four-time chief minister of Goa and former Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has been laid to rest at Miramar beach next to the memorial of the state's first CM Dayanand Bandodkar. Manohar Parrikar was accorded state funeral with full military honours at Miramar.

17:32 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Manohar Parrikar is being accorded a state funeral

The final rites of Manohar Parrikar are being performed in Miramar Beach in Goa in the presence of family members, top leaders and thousands of followers. Parrikar is being accorded a state funeral. Among the leaders lined up to place wreaths on Parrikar are Vijai Sardesai, Congress leader Girish Chodonkar, MPs Narendra Sawaikar and Shripad Naik, Ramdas Athawale, Suresh Prabhu, NSA Ajit Doval and BJP chief Amit Shah.

17:24 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Manohar Parrikar's last rites being performed at Miramar

Former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar's mortal remains have reached Miramar beach. Last rites are currently taking place in presence of family and top BJP leaders, including BJP chief Amit Shah, and thousands of followers. Goa Cabinet ministers lay wreath on Manohar Parrikar.

17:13 (IST)18 Mar 2019
BJP Goa decided on CM face, issue with alliance partners: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who held a round of talks with BJP leaders and alliance partner Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) to discuss Manohar Parrikar’s successor in Goa, said the party was decided on their candidate for the next CM. "I am in Goa till 6 pm and it would be better if we zero down to the consensus before that. BJP Goa has decided who should be their leader, the issue is only with alliance partners," says Gadkari.

17:01 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Thousands join funeral procession of Manohar Parrikar

Thousands of people from various walks of life have joined the funeral procession of Manohar Parrikar. His last rites will be performed at Miramar beach shortly. BJP president Amit Shah and several chief ministers of BJP-ruled states have arrived at Miramar.

16:58 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Supporters of Pramod Sawant reach Raj Bhawan

Amid speculation that Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant will be declared the new chief minister, party workers from Sanquelim constituency have already reached the Raj Bhawan. Sawant is a two-time MLA from Sanquelim. Sawant is known to be from the cadre and is seen as someone who had “ear of the chief minister”.

16:48 (IST)18 Mar 2019
The Manohar Parrikar way: Quick decisions, independent and unobvious style

Manohar Parrikar's unobvious and independent style, backed by swift decision-making, defined his political journey — beginning with Subhash Velingkar, his mentor and RSS guru, handpicking him as the future face of the BJP in Goa. Read Manohar Parrikar's full obituary

16:40 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Commoners, politicians line up streets to pay tributes to Manohar Parrikar

A four-time chief minister, Manohar Parrikar enjoyed widespread popularity across Goa. The affection he enjoyed from ordinary Goans was on display as hundreds of common folks, and his party workers lined up to pay tribute to Manohar Parrikar. The area around the BJP office was packed with people who arrived there to pay tributes to Parrikar before his final journey.

16:32 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Manohar Parrikar's final rites to be performed at 5 pm at Miramar beach

The funeral procession of Manohar Parrikar to Miramar has started. The final rites of Parrikar will be performed at 5 pm at the Miramar beach next to the memorial of Goa’s first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar. Manohar Parrikar, 63, will be accorded state funeral with full military honours at Miramar.

16:23 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Haryana observes one-day state mourning as mark of respect for Manohar Parrikar

The Haryana government on Monday declared a one-day state mourning as a mark of respect for Manohar Parrikar. "The state government has decided to observe a one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to the departed dignitary. The national flag will fly at half-mast on March 18," an order issued by Haryana Chief Secretary's office said.

16:13 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Amit Shah arrives in Goa to attend funeral of Manohar Parrikar

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left Goa after paying tribute to Manohar Parrikar. BJP chief Amit Shah has arrived at the Goa airport and is headed for the funeral site.

16:12 (IST)18 Mar 2019
IIT-Bombay to hold condolence meet for Manohar Parrikar

Preparations are in progress at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) for a condolence meeting to pay tribute to Manohar Parrikar, who was an alumnus of the institute. The meeting will be held at 5 pm at the institute’s P C Saxena auditorium. (Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

16:04 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Stalemate over next CM continues: Goa Forward Party

The Goa Forward Party, an alliance partner in the state's BJP-led government, Monday said a stalemate persisted on the selection of the next chief minister following the death of Manohar Parrikar, PTI reported. The GFP and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party's three MLAs each, an equal number of Independents, and BJP legislators have been meeting since late Sunday night to reach a consensus on Parrikar's successor. "The stalemate over the issue (next CM) continues," GFP chief Vijai Sardesai said. He said he, along with other coalition partners, had raised certain apprehensions with Gadkari but was yet to get answers on them from the BJP.

15:36 (IST)18 Mar 2019
In pictures: PM Modi, other leaders pay homage to Manohar Parrikar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. (Express photo)

15:16 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Thousands pour in to pay last tributes to Parrikar

Thousands of citizens and party workers of the BJP arrived at Kala Academy in Panjim to pay their final tributes to Parrikar. A six-time MLA representing the state capital, Parrikar never lost an election in his constituency. During his first term as chief minister in the early 2000s, Parrikar focussed on developing infrastructure in the city keeping in mind internation events that he later introduced to the state. 

15:02 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Goa Assembly to be put in suspended animation?

The battle over who will be the next chief minister of the state continues even as Raj Bhawan gears up for a swearing in ceremony. While BJP Goa chief Vinay Tendulkar claims all is well with the allies - MGP and GFP - the allies say there is no consensus on a CM candidate and any such talk was premature.  

Sources in the BJP have said that Nitin Gadkari gave the allies a clear choice - either agree to a CM candidate from the BJP or face President's Rule. We will have to wait and watch what happens next.

14:44 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Rahul Gandhi observes two-minute silence at Karnataka rally

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Congress party leaders observed a two-minute silence at a public rally in Karnataka's Kalaburagi, to pay last respects to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who passed away Sunday night.

14:42 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Suresh Prabhu, Smriti Irani pay tribute

Union Ministers Suresh Prabhu and Smriti Irani also arrived at Kala Academy, to pay their final tributes to Parrikar. The two arrived soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

14:32 (IST)18 Mar 2019
PM Modi pays homage to Manohar Parrikar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Kala Academy to pay homage to Manohar Parrikar. He was accompanied by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

14:19 (IST)18 Mar 2019
Congress leader A Chellakumar paid homage to Manohar Parrikar

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar lost a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer Sunday evening, breathing his last at his private residence in Dona Paula. Parrikar’s health worsened sharply Saturday, sending the BJP into a huddle, after which the party acknowledged that the “chances of his getting better are slim”.

The late chief minister will be accorded a state funeral on Monday. An official release from the CMO said his mortal remains will be kept at the BJP head office in Panaji for an hour from 9.30 am, after which they will be taken to Kala Academy for people to pay their last respects. The funeral procession to Miramar will start at 4 pm, and the Antim Kriya will be performed at 5 pm.

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The central government announced a day of national mourning on Monday. The national flag will fly at half mast in New Delhi and in the capitals of all states and Union Territories. The Union Cabinet will meet at 10 am on Monday to pay tribute to the leader. Goa announced seven days of mourning from Monday until March 24.

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pramod sawant, bjp mla pramod sawant, pramod sawant speaker, manohar parrikar, manohar parrikar dead, manohar parrikar funeral, goa cm dead, goa news A file photo of Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant with CM Manohar Parrikar. Sawant is expected to succeed Parrikar as the chief minister of the state after the latter passed away on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo/File)

After Parrikar's death, the BJP-led government's future is uncertain in Goa, In the Congress, there were apprehensions that the BJP might try to impose President’s Rule on the state. In the BJP camp, there was talk of Speaker Pramod Sawant as a possible “interim chief minister” till such time as the party was able to take stock of numbers and figure out strategy.

With the demise of Manohar Parrikar, the strength of 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly has been reduced to 36. BJP MLA Francis D'Souza died last month, while two Congress members had resigned last year.

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