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Ailing Parrikar says he will return in few weeks

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is undergoing treatment in the US since March this year, has sent a video message stating he will return in few weeks.

The message was played during Shah's address to BJP workers near here,

told the gathering

of around 15,000 BJP workers at that he had conversed with Parrikar over phone and the latter had inquired about the polls.

"When I called him (Parrikar), just after initial 'namaskar' he asked me about the elections. Despite being in the USA for treatment, Parrikar is concerned about the party, which is a symbol of a true worker," said.

"I told Parrikarji to take care of his health. I told him that the BJP will have full majority in Karnatka and that we will form the government on the evening of May 15," he said.

"He (Parrikar) said I am missing all my booth workers. I told him you come back healthy and we will hold a convention bigger than this, and I will be there to welcome you back," the added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 20:05 IST