Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment at a hospital in the US since 69 days, has finally released a video message.
While Opposition Congress has been demanding for a full-time CM in the absence of Manohar Parrikar, BJP leaders have telecast the video of Manohar where he said he would be back in few weeks. The video message was played at a BJP workers' meeting that was addressed by party president Amit Shah. BJP leaders of Goa also confirmed that Manohar would return to the state in May itself.
Presently, a three-member advisory committee, comprising cabinet ministers, is looking after the day-to-day affairs of the government, in the absence of the CM Manohar Parrikar.
62-yr-old Manohar has left to the US on March 6 for the treatment for a pancreatic ailment. Earlier, Manohar was treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital and he was discharged. But after a few days, his health suffered again. That's when he has left to the US for the treatment.
Meanwhile, an emotional letter of repentance purportedly written by Manohar Parrikar was circulated online. However, BJP leaders and the CMO has later clarified that the letter was not written by Manohar.