Speaking to reporters in Panaji on Thursday, Rohit Bras de sa, advocate for the petitioner Trajano D'Mello, said that the High Court had directed the state advocate general to file a reply by December 7, while adjourning the matter for hearing on December 11.
"Today, is the third time they are asking for adjournment. Now the Court has directed them to file their reply by tomorrow, that is December 7. The matter is coming up on December 11," de sa told reporters.
D'Mello, in his petition filed earlier this month, had sought directions to state Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma to evaluate the former Defence Minister's health by a panel of expert doctors and release the report in the public domain.
The Opposition, as well the ruling coalition's allies, have been demanding the Chief Minister's resignation, claiming that the administration has come to a standstill due to his absence.
Ever since Parrikar's health started deteriorating there has been no health bulletin, as demanded by the Opposition, forthcoming from the Chief Minister's Office, barring several informal intimations to the media, which suggested that he was suffering from "indigestion" and "mild pancreatitis".
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