The much talked Chief Minister of Goa has finally given his appearance in his office. He was seen at the office for the first time in the last four months.
Parrikar was ill past few months, and the opposition was demanding his resignation. After a row of streets protests, verbal fights, BJP declared that it will not push Parrikar to resign. And now, finally, Parrikar was seen in his office, on the new year eve.
He was suffering from Pancreatic ailments and was on bed rest. In the last year alone, Parrikar has gone under many surgeries, in a hospital at Mumbai and USA.
He last attended his office in mid of August 2018. Then he was shifted to Mumbai for treatments.
According to sources, Parrikar was seen with medical appendage when he got down from his car at the main gate of Secretariat.
Parrikar’s attendance at the office had become a kind of festival when hundreds of BJP workers gathered out the Chief Minister’s office and cheered in Welcome. The Chief Minister was officially welcomed by BJP MLAs, including Legislative Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant, ministers Mauvin Godinho, Milind Naik, Nilesh Cabral and former MLA Kiran Kandolkar.
Some unnamed sources confirmed that Parrikar chaired a meeting in CMO with his officials. He reviewed vacancies in the offices, promotions, demotions or transfers which were the need of the hour.
Parrikar, earlier, was hospitalised in AIIMS Delhi. He returned from there in October. After his return, Parrikar was on bed rest and was residing in his house at Dona Paula near Panaji.
Parrikar didn’t come to office but after his return from Delhi, he inspected the work on new bridges over the Mandovi and the Zuari rivers near Panaji.
After his return, Parrikar also met Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu last week to discuss some development plans in Goa. The Centre had planned to invest in Goa to increase tourism, Parrikar talked with Prabhu on that Tourism plan.