A BJP leader today said the condition of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment in the USA, was improving, but he would travel to his home state only after doctors allow him to.
"The chief minister is responding well to treatment and is on the path of recovery. Parrikar would head back to Goa after doctors treating him in the US allow him to," BJP leader and Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral told a press conference here.
"The CMO has been issuing statements time and again about his health. I have spoken to him (Parrikar) seven times in the last one-and-half months and every time I called, he had attended the call. I can assure you that he is getting well," said Cabral.
"...The way you are asking, it seems that you (media) don't want him (Parrikar) to return," he said.
He was discharged on February 22 and presented Budget in the Goa Assembly on the same day upon return.
Later, he was again admitted to Lilavati Hospital on March 5, from where he was taken to the US.
A cabinet advisory committee, consisting of senior ministers, has been authorised to take decisions in his absence.
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