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Parrikar spoke to Shah, to continue as Goa CM: BJP leader

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Manohar Parrikar, who has been admitted to hospital, spoke to BJP on Friday and it was decided that he would continue as the minister of Goa, a said.

"Parrikar spoke to Shah and briefed him about the political situation in the state, and also informed him about his health condition. It was decided that Parrikar will continue as the minister but he might give some of his portfolios to his cabinet colleagues," he told

"By next week, the government will work out the exact arrangement through which the work burden on Parrikar could be reduced. A thought would also be given to replacing the two ailing ministers in the cabinet, and Francis D'Souza," the leader said.

Both Madkaikar and D'Souza are currently hospitalised.

Earlier in the day, BJP held a meeting of its state-level core committee. The core committee later met Parrikar.

Parrikar, who returned from the US after medical check-up on September 7, was admitted to a private hospital at Candolim in North district Thursday evening.

Earlier this year he underwent three-month-long treatment in the US for a pancreatic ailment.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 00:35 IST