Manohar Parrikar dead: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away Sunday after a prolonged illness. Parrikar was suffering from a pancreatic ailment and had undergone treatment in the US as well as at AIIMS Delhi and a private hospital in Mumbai.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari arrived in Goa in the early hours of Monday by a midnight flight to decide on the leadership issue in the state following the demise of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
While not everyone disclosed the details of the meeting inside, Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo told the waiting press that Maharashtra Gomantak Party leader Sudin Dhavlikar had expressed his wish to become the next chief minister of Goa.
The Centre announced national mourning following the demise of Parrikar. The national flag will fly at half-mast in New Delhi and in capitals of states and Union Territories. A state funeral will be accorded to Parrikar.
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