Parrikar is expected to return in May

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Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is undergoing treatment in the United States for a pancreatic ailment, is likely to return next month, a state Bharatiya Janata Party leader said today. The chief minister flew to the US in the first week of March after he was advised advanced medical treatment by the doctors at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.

“The chief minister’s condition is improving and he is responding well to treatment. He is likely to come back to Goa next month,” Sadamamd Tanavade, state BJP General Secretary, said at a press conference in Panaji.

Parrikar, who complained of stomach pain on February 14, was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai the next day. He was discharged on February 22 and presented Budget in the Goa assembly on the same day upon return. Later, he was again admitted to Lilavati Hospital on March 5, from where he was taken to the US.

A cabinet advisory committee, consisting of senior ministers, has been authorised to take decisions in his absence.