Mumbai, June 14: Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar on Thursday landed in Mumbai from the United States of America, where he was under treatment from last 2 and half months. According to a recent tweet by ANI, Parrikar is expected to fly to Goa shortly. The chief minister had been in the US since March this year, undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment.
"Parrikar will fly from the US to Mumbai and from Mumbai to Goa on Thursday. He is arriving in Panaji tomorrow," a senior official at the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.
On February 15, Parrikar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for pancreatitis and was discharged on February 22. The Chief Minister had then returned to Goa the same day and presented the Budget in the Assembly, but the session was truncated to only four days owing to his illness.
On February 25, Parrikar was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital after he complained of dehydration and was discharged four days later. The chief minister went to Mumbai again on March 5 for his further check up from where he was referred to the USA.
According to a report by PTI, before leaving Goa, Parrikar had formed a cabinet advisory committee to guide the state administration on governance and other issues, in his absence. He has been monitoring the affairs of the state from the US.
The tenure of the committee comprising Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Francis D'Souza of the BJP and Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party will expire on June 30.