Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik on Wednesday slammed the BJP and the ruling alliance for keeping Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health status a "secret", saying that even senior BJP leaders close to Parrikar have not been informed about his medical condition.
Naik said that in absence of Parrikar, who is undergoing treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer in a US hospital, there was no functional government in the state and the administration had gone haywire.
"The status of his health has been kept a secret from his close party people. Till today there is no official statement about the Chief Minister's health. It is a very bad practice," Naik said.
While there has been no medical bulletin by the state government about the exact nature of Parrikar's medical condition, informal notes circulated by the Chief Minister's Office have repeatedly said he suffers from "mild pancreatitis".
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