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Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE:

Modi Arranges for Special Aircraft to Airlift Ailing Goa CM to AIIMS

News18.com | September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM IST

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Special Aircraft to Airlift Parrikar

Ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is being shifted
to AIIMS in Delhi as the BJP gears up to send a team to the
coastal state to take stock of the governance situation on
the group. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arranging for a
special aircraft to airlift Parrikar to Delhi. Manohar
Parrikar had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party
president Amit Shah over phone on Friday and expressed
"inability" to continue in the top post owing to his health.

Parrikar was reportedly told to continue as the
chief minister until further instructions. "This is
the festival of Ganpati. Parrikarji had called to
wish Amit Shahji. The conversation went on for
quite some time. During this conversation, Parrikar
apprised Shah about his health condition. He also
said that it would be difficult for him to
discharge his duties as the CM. Shah told him to
continue as the CM until further instructions," a
BJP leader told News18. The leader added that
Parrikar had also spoken to PM Modi.

Sep 15, 2018
10:07 am (IST)

As Manohar Parrikar's health remains uncertain, the Congress
has demanded the BJP-led governemnet to be dismissed. They
also said that the administration is collapsing in absence of
the chief minister and therefore President's rule should be
implemented in Goa.

Sep 15, 2018
9:55 am (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made arrangement for a
special aircraft for Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar to
be airlifted to AIIMS. Parrikar, 62, is currently undergoing
treatment for a pancreatic ailment at a private hospital at
Candolim in North Goa. "He will be flying to Delhi around
10.30 am today by a special flight and would be admitted to
AIIMS for his follow-up treatment," a senior official from
the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.

Sep 15, 2018
9:50 am (IST)

A central team, including Ram Lal and BL Santosh, will be
visiting Goa on Monday to decide further course of action,
NDTV reported. They will work towards identifying a
"stand-in" for Mr Parrikar till there is a clarity on his
health, sources said. The Goa unit of BJP too held a meeting
of its state-level core committee on Friday and later met Mr
Parrikar.

Sep 15, 2018
9:22 am (IST)

Friday was the first time Parrikar, 62, met members
of his cabinet as well as top BJP leaders since
September 6, when he returned from his third visit
to the US, where he was undergoing treatment for
advanced pancreatic cancer.

Sep 15, 2018
9:21 am (IST)

A day earlier, top BJP leaders and alliance ministers in the
BJP-led coalition cabinet met ailing Goa Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar at a private clinic in Candolim village. The
former Defence Minister was admitted to the health facility
two days ago. Parrikar -- who earlier on Friday attended
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at his ancestral home in Parra
village, located about 10 km from Panaji -- is fine, both PWD
Minister Sudin Dhavalikar of the MGP and Agriculture Minister
Vijai Sardesai of Goa Forward said, after meeting the Chief
Minister.

Sep 15, 2018
9:20 am (IST)

BJP general secretary Sadanand Shet Tanavde also rejected
"rumours" that Public Works Department Minister and
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leader Sudin Dhavalikar had
been offered Deputy Chief Ministership by the BJP during the
meeting. "These are all rumours. Nothing to this effect was
discussed," Tanavde said, even as state MGP President Deepak
Dhavalikar insisted that preliminary talks with the Goa BJP
leaders was on over the issue of Deputy Chief Ministership
for his brother Sudin.

Sep 15, 2018
9:19 am (IST)

State BJP general secretary Sadanand Shet Tanavde, however,
said that no political issues were discussed at the meeting.
"It was purely a courtesy meeting. The Chief Minister had not
met his Cabinet ministers and party leaders for several days.
No politics or leadership was discussed at the meeting,"
Tanavde told IANS.

Sep 15, 2018
9:19 am (IST)

Parrikar, who since his return from the US on September 6,
had been under self-imposed exile at his private residence
and a nondescript clinic operated by a relative. On Friday,
he made a surprise appearance at his ancestral residence in
Parra village in North Goa district to pay his respects to
Lord Ganesha and also convened a meeting of senior Cabinet
ministers as well as the core committee of the state BJP --
his first meeting involving political leaders from his own
party and allies since his return.

Sep 15, 2018
9:15 am (IST)

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai, who is one
of the Cabinet ministers who met Parrikar on Friday, along
with several other Cabinet colleagues, told reporters after
the meeting that BJP central leaders would be arriving in Goa
on Saturday to take stock of the situation. With his
leadership under question due to his continued absence from
office, Chief Minister Parrikar on Friday made two surprising
moves, which have raised the political temperature in the
coastal state.

Sep 15, 2018
9:13 am (IST)

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on condition
of anonymity said that Parrikar has already
apprised the party high command of his health
condition during a telephonic conversation on
Friday evening. "He has apprised the high command
of his health status. When the central leaders
visit Goa, they will be meeting BJP leaders, allies
as well as Parrikar himself to discuss the
leadership issue," the party leader said.

Sep 15, 2018
9:11 am (IST)

Manohar Parrikar, who returned from the US after medical
check-up on September 7, was admitted to a private hospital
at Candolim in North Goa district on Thursday evening.
Earlier this year, he underwent three-month-long treatment in
the US for a pancreatic ailment.

Sep 15, 2018
9:07 am (IST)

The BJP central team is likely to land in the
coastal state on Saturday to oversee political
developments and speak to party leaders, as well as
assure allies over the future course of action.
Quoting sources, a report in PTI said that Parrikar
may hand over some portfolios to his cabinet
colleagues. "By next week, the government will work
out the exact arrangement through which the work
burden on Parrikar could be reduced. Thought would
also be given to replacing the two ailing ministers
in the cabinet, Pandurang Madkaikar and Francis
D'Souza," the report quoted a BJP leader as saying.
Madkaikar and D'Souza are also currently hospitalised.


Sep 15, 2018
9:06 am (IST)

Ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is being shifted
to AIIMS in Delhi as the BJP gears up to send a team to the
coastal state to take stock of the governance situation on
the group. Parrikar had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and party president Amit Shah over phone on Friday and
expressed "inability" to continue in the top post owing to
his health. Parrikar was reportedly told to continue as the
chief minister until further instructions. "This is the
festival of Ganpati. Parrikarji had called to wish Amit
Shahji. The conversation went on for quite some time. During
this conversation, Parrikar apprised Shah about his health
condition. He also said that it would be difficult for him to
discharge his duties as the CM. Shah told him to continue as
the CM until further instructions," a BJP leader told News18.
The leader added that Parrikar had also spoken to PM Modi.

The BJP central team is likely to land in the coastal state
on Saturday to oversee political developments and speak to
party leaders, as well as assure allies over the future
course of action.

Quoting sources, a report in PTI said that Parrikar may hand
over some portfolios to his cabinet colleagues. "By next
week, the government will work out the exact arrangement
through which the work burden on Parrikar could be reduced.
Thought would also be given to replacing the two ailing
ministers in the cabinet, Pandurang Madkaikar and Francis
D'Souza," the report quoted a BJP leader as saying.

Madkaikar and D'Souza are also currently hospitalised.

Parrikar, who returned from the US after medical check-up on
September 7, was admitted to a private hospital at Candolim
in North Goa district on Thursday evening. Earlier this year,
he underwent three-month-long treatment in the US for a
pancreatic ailment.

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