Goa Cong to meet Guv over absence of Parrikar, 2 ministers

The Goa Congress will meet Governor Mridula Sinha Friday to discuss the state's political situation due to the "frequent absence" of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and two other ministers on account of ill health.

While Parrikar returned to the state Thursday after undergoing medical check-up in the United States of America for a pancreatic ailment, ministers Francis DSouza and Pandurang Madkaikar are hospitalised in the USA and Mumbai respectively.

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar said a party delegation would meet Governor Sinha Friday afternoon to brief her about the existing political situation in the state.

He said that the party would ask the Governor to order the ruling BJP-led government to issue a statement on Parrikar's health.

"There is no clarity on his illness. While we pray for his good health, we want to know what he is suffering from," the Congress leader said.

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