In sad news, several BJP leaders on Saturday said that Mr. Parrikar’s condition was critical. Mr. Parrikar is suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer. The health condition of Goa CM, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, had gone from bad to worse in the day sparking political activities across parties in the coastal state.
The Goa Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) core committee is expected to meet today as well. According to the party sources, two Central functionaries of the party were scheduled to arrive in Goa to manage the meeting of party MLAs and the core committee.
Core committee member and former BJP Minister Dayanand Mandrekar on Sunday said: “We will also be discussing that. If Manohar Parrikar was well, there would be no need to change the leader. But because his health is critical now and there is day to day deterioration in his health the party has to take some decision.”
He said, “If the government has to be run you need a Chief Minister, you need a Cabinet leader.” Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo had said on Saturday evening that the doctors checking ailing Chief Minister time and again were not saying he will recover.
“Mr. Parrikar is very ill since last (Friday) night and doctors are examining him repeatedly and they aren’t saying that he will recover,” Mr. Lobo said, after attending a meeting of BJP MLAs at the party’s state headquarters in Panaji late on Saturday.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2018.