Goa CM still works during cancer treatment, instead of taking bed rest

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, who was under the weather for quite some time now is recovering from a surgery. He made a rare public appearance, with a tube in his nose. He can be seen walking with the support. People on Twitter voiced their opinion that the chief minister must take care of his health.

Manohar Parrikar kept his health aside and still inspected an under-construction bridge on Mandovi River. For the first time, Manohar moved out of his house and has been seen in public since returning to the state on October 14 after hospitalisation in the national capital’s AIIMS.

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He then inspected the work of a bridge over Zuari River near Agassaim village, near the capital. It is cognisance of the fact that Goa CM is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and has been recovering at his private residence since October 14. Even two doctors were with him at the site.

The photo of the ailing Goa CM drew massive criticism criticizing the government of staging a photo op. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “He has a tube inserted through his nose into his digestive tract. How inhumane to force him to continue working & doing photo ops. Why can’t he be allowed to deal with his illness without all this pressure & tamasha?”

The Congress’ Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted: “Is that a tube that is inserted in his nose? Can a party be so power hungry to make a man work despite his illness? With BJP impossible is nothing….to grab power, latch on to power. Take care CM Saab, because clearly, your party won’t.”

It was Parrikar who boldly proposed the name of Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate ahead of the 2013 BJP parliamentary elections convention in Goa. Then he extended his contributions in the BJP government under PM Narendra Modi as Defence Minister of India from the 2014 to 2017 stint. He is also a former member of the Rajya Sabha from UP.

With inputs from PTI

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.