CM Manohar Parrikar arrives in Goa after being discharged from AIIMS

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday arrived in Goa after being discharged from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was undergoing treatment for advanced pancreatic ailment.

Parrikar, 62, was flown in a special flight and later taken to his private residence at Dona Paula near Panaji, in a government-operated ambulance.

Parrikar was admitted to AIIMS on September 15. He has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, US and now Delhi since mid-February.

On Friday, Parrikar held a meeting of his Cabinet Ministers and senior members of the BJP State Executive Committee at AIIMS to discuss ways to ensure his government functions normally during his absence from office due to ill health.

The Opposition Congress has been raising questions over the stability of Goa government and demanded Parrikar’s resignation on account of his prolonged illness and his absence from office.