Manohar Parrikar has been unwell for the last few months (File)
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is visiting Delhi today for medical treatment. He was admitted to a private hospital in Goa on Thursday, a week after he returned from the US after a medical check-up. Mr Parrikar is expected to reach the national capital in the afternoon today.
Manohar Parrikar has been unwell for the last few months. He had gone to the US for treatment for nearly three months earlier this year and returned in June. He flew to the US again in August and returned to Panaji on August 22.
The BJP will send a team to Goa on Monday to "explore alternatives" as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health remains worrying, sources have told NDTV. Mr Parrikar is believed to have spoken to BJP chief Amit Shah to discuss the move. Mr Parrikar, 62, has been unwell for months and is believed to have expressed his inability to work normally, sources said.
Here are the highlights on Manohar Parrikar's Delhi visit:
The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), an alliance partner in the Manohar Parrikar-led government in Goa, said it was "high time" the chief minister handed over the charge to the senior-most minister during his absence in the state.
Manohar Parrikar is being examined by a team of doctors at AIIMS. A source said, "He is being examined by a team of doctors and will undergo a few tests".
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has reached Delhi. He will move to AIIMS for treatment of a pancreatic ailment.
"He (Manohar Parrikar) will be flying to Delhi around 10.30 am today by a special flight and would be admitted to AIIMS for his follow-up treatment," a senior official from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.
Manohar Parrikar will be admitted to AIIMS under the care of Dr Pramod Garg of gastroenterology department.
On Friday, Mr Parrikar met with the alliance party ministers in his cabinet at the private hospital. The Goa unit of BJP too held a meeting of its state-level core committee and later met Mr Parrikar.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will take off at 10 am and will land at around 1 pm in Delhi.
According to sources, a BJP team that will visit Goa on Monday will include Ram Lal and BL Santosh. They will work towards identifying a "stand-in" for Mr Parrikar till there is greater clarity on his health, sources said.