Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will travel to Delhi today for medical treatment. Mr Parrikar, who returned from the US after a medical check-up last week, was admitted to a private hospital at Candolim in North Goa district Thursday evening.
As the 62-year-old Chief Minister’s health remains worrying, the BJP will send a team to Goa on Monday to “explore alternatives”, sources have told NDTV. Mr Parrikar is believed to have spoken to BJP chief Amit Shah to discuss the move. Mr Parrikar has been unwell for months and is believed to have expressed his inability to work normally, sources said.
On Friday, Mr Parrikar met with the alliance party ministers in his cabinet as well as senior BJP leaders from Goa at the private hospital.
According to sources, the central team that will visit Goa on Monday will include Ram Lal and BL Santosh. They will work towards identifying a “stand-in” for Mr Parrikar till there is greater 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.
Manohar Parrikar’s health has subjected the BJP to attacks from the opposition Congress which won more seats but failed to stitch an alliance with enough numbers in the assembly.