8 things about Parrikar that show he was in a different league
Panaji, Mar 18: Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Parrikar's demise left many touched, the eyes of most of the leaders who came to pay their last respects to the departed soul were moist, because such was his personality that he left a lasting impression on anyone he met.
Parrikar was synonymous with the BJP in Goa. From a mere 4,000 members in 1989, the year when Parrikar plunged into full-time politics, the BJP in Goa grew to 4.2 lakh members which is almost a third of the coastal state's population.