Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday visited Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar a day after he had to be admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.
Amidst reports of Parrikar’s health deteriorating, Singh tweeted, “Visited AIIMS to inquire about the health of Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar ji. Also spoke to the doctors who are supervising his treatment. I pray for his good health and quick recovery.”
Parrikar’s former cabinet colleague in the Narendra Modi government, Suresh Prabhu, too tweeted saying he had enquired about his health. He wrote, “Enquired about health of my dear friend @goacm @manoharparrikar .Wishing him very speedy recovery.God bless him.”
Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti too tweeted wishing Parrikar a speedy recovery. She wrote, “Sad to know about @manoharparrikar jis deteriorating health. Praying for a speedy recovery and hope the media respects his need for privacy at this tough time.”
Parrikar, who is currently undergoing treatment for his fourth stage pancreatic cancer, arrived in Delhi on Saturday for further treatment. He has been unable to work effectively since February and has flown to the US repeatedly for treatment.
Meanwhile, a report by PTI said that a three-member team of central observers of the ruling BJP arrived in Goa on Sunday afternoon to take stock of the political situation in view of Parrikar’s health.
“They will be holding a series of meetings on Sunday and Monday with BJP leaders and also the alliance partners — the Goa Forward Party, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Independents,” BJP state chief Vinay Tendulkar told reporters.
The Congress, which had written to Goa Governor Mridula Sinha last week, said that it was watching the developments.