Goa CM to be flown to New Delhi, to be admitted to AIIMS

Goa CM to be flown to New Delhi, to be admitted to AIIMS

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is admitted to a private hosptial in Candolim in North Goa, will be flown to New Delhi where he will be admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). According to sources, the ailing Chief Minister will be airlifted to the national capital by a special chartered flight. His convoy arrived at Dabolim International Airport in South Goa nearly an hour back. The Chief Minister had returned on September 7 from the US where he was undergoing treatment for an ailment. However, he was working from his private residence near the capital city since then. He was again admitted to the private hospital in Candolim on Thursday. On Friday, he visited his ancestral house at Parra in North Goa to attend Ganesh Puja and returned to hospital. Same day his two cabinet colleagues -- Vijay Sardesai and Sudin Dhavalikar-- met him in the hospital.

The meeting was termed as a courtesy call by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. Besides Mr Sardesai and Mr Dhavalikar, BJP State Unit President Vinay Tendulkar, Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik and BJP State General Secretary Sadanand Shet Tanavade also called on the chief minister. The Chief Minister had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party National President Amit Shah over phone. On Friday, core committee of the state unit of the party had met to discuss prevailing situation in the state. On Saturday, Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo met the Chief Minister in the hospital. Meanwhile, according to BJP sources, central party observers are likely to visit the soon to assess the situation.

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