'Will he, won't he?' -- this has been the question on many people's minds as far as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar returning to Goa is concerned. As if to fuel the speculations further, he said that he likes 'Goan food better'.
"I have lost weight in Delhi because I like fish curry more. I miss the food from Goa," Parrikar said. Asked if his statement hinted at his return to Goa, Parrikar made no efforts to clear the air. "I only said that I like Goan food better. I leave it to you to make sense out of it," said Parrikar after casting his vote on Saturday.
Sources in the Prime Minister's Office say that Narendra Modi is not ready to let go off Manohar Parrikar. The BJP leadership however, says that legislators will decide on the same.
Parrikar's return to Goa as its chief minister in the case of a win for the BJP in the assembly polls has been making it to the headlines time and again. Shifting of stances by Parrikar himself only added to the speculation. While he had denied such a development initially, as election dates drew closer, he spoke of 'doing whatever the leadership asked him'.