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Manohar Parrikar health updates: Goa CM admitted to AIIMS for treatment

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New Delhi, Sep 16: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Saturday for treatment. Parrikar will be under the care of Dr Pramod Garg of the gastroenterology department.

Parrikar, who has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment, is being examined by a team of doctors at the premier hospital, a source at AIIMS said.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar

"He is being examined by a team of doctors and will undergo a few tests," the source said. Parrikar, 62, was flown to the national capital owing to his declining health.

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11:42 PM, 15 Sep
Earlier on Saturday, the MGP had said it was "high time" Parrikar handed over the charge to the seniormost minister in his cabinet during his absence.
11:41 PM, 15 Sep
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Michael Lobo, who is the deputy speaker of the Goa Assembly, told PTI that the party emissaries would suggest to allies Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) that they should become part of the saffron party.
11:40 PM, 15 Sep
The BJP leaders from Delhi who are visiting Goa on Sunday to assess the political situation in the coastal state against the backdrop of the failing health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will ask the alliance partners of the saffron party to consider a merger with it, a senior leader said in Panaji on Saturday.
7:11 PM, 15 Sep
Another minister and Independent legislator Govind Gawade also said that the question of handing over the charge to the seniormost minister does not arise and claimed that there have been no discussions about a change in leadership in the state, PTI reported. Taking a dig at Dhavalikar, Gawade said "What is important is his capability to handle the charge. The MGP is raking up this unwarranted discussion as they are masters in such acts. There is no issue of handing over charge to the seniormost minister."
7:09 PM, 15 Sep
Talking to reporters Saturday morning, MGP president Deepak Dhavalikar said, "It is high time Parrikar hands over the charge to the seniormost minister for smooth functioning of the government."
7:08 PM, 15 Sep
Earlier this year, he had undergone a three-month-long treatment in the US. He had formed a Cabinet Advisory Committee to guide the state during his absence. MGP, with its three legislators, has given support to the BJP to form the government in the state along with the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and other independent legislators.
7:05 PM, 15 Sep
The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), an alliance partner in the Manohar Parrikar-led government in Goa, Saturday said it was "high time" the chief minister handed over the charge to the seniormost minister during his absence in the state. Parrikar, 62, was flown to Delhi on Saturday for a follow-up treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Reportedly, Prime Minster Narendra Modi had arranged for a special aircraft to airlift Parrikar to Delhi. Manohar Parrikar had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah over phone on Friday and expressed "inability" to continue in the top post owing to his health.

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Parrikar had returned from the US in the first week of September following which he was admitted to the hospital at Candolim. Earlier this year, he had undergone a three-month-long treatment in the US.

On Friday, Parrikar met with the alliance party ministers in his cabinet at the private hospital in north Goa's Candolim. The Goa unit of BJP too held a meeting of its state-level core committee and later met Parrikar.

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