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Parrikar's health status petition: Goa government yet again pleads for adjournment

IANS  |  Panaji 

The Bench of the on Thursday adjourned for the third time the hearing of a petition seeking clarity on the health status of ailing

The has sought more time to respond to a notice issued by the court last month to the to file an affidavit specifying Parrikar's health status.

Speaking to reporters in on Thursday, Rohit Bras de sa, for the petitioner Trajano D'Mello, said that the High Court had directed the state 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 to evaluate the former Defence Minister's health by a panel of expert doctors and release the report in the public domain.

Parrikar is suffering from and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, and for nearly nine months.

He returned from on October 14 and has not has not attended any official meeting or function outside his private residence.

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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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:04 IST