Manohar Parrikar Health Update: Goa CM Says Medical Treatment Successful, 'Will be Back in Few Weeks'
The ruling BJP has so far ruled out the possibility of appointing an interim CM in place of Parrikar | File image | (Photo: Credits: PTI)

Panaji, May 14: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday addressed the BJP booth workers of the state via the social media, assuring them of his recovery. Parrikar claimed his ongoing medical treatment is successful, adding that he would be back in Goa within the next few weeks.

While Parrikar addressed the party cadres from New York, BJP president Amit Shah was in Goa where he assured the party workers of the stability of the incumbent government. The BJP chief said there is no question of mid-term polls as "Parrikar will continue to lead the coalition government".

Parrikar, 62, was sent to the US in the first week of March, after nearly a month's treatment at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which made it imminent for him to be rushed to a New-York based special medical facility.

"Last two months, because of my health, as I am undergoing treatment, I could not be amidst you. The treatment that I am undergoing has been successful and seeing this, I expect that within the next few weeks I will be able to be among you," the Goa CM said.

He further appealed the 16,000 BJP cadres in the state to work strenuously towards ensuring the party's victory from the two Lok Sabha seats of Goa next year.