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Parrikar to return to Goa tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

would arrive in his home state tomorrow, over three months after he went to the for medical treatment, an said today.

The has been in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment since March this year.

"Parrikar will fly from the US to and from to on Thursday. He is arriving in Panaji tomorrow," a senior at the (CMO) said.

Before leaving Goa, Parrikar had formed a cabinet advisory committee to guide the on governance and other issues, in his absence. He has been monitoring the affairs of the state from the US.

The tenure of the committee comprising Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, of the BJP and Vijai Sardesai of the Forward Party will expire on June 30.

The said Parrikar is likely to a cabinet meeting on June 15 to decide the dates for the upcoming monsoon session of the

According to sources, all ministers have been directed to attend the meeting.

Of the 11 members in the state cabinet, two are currently not in Goa. While remains hospitalised in after suffering brain stroke, is in on vacation.

The had alleged that the has collapsed in absence of Parrikar who holds a host of portfolios including home, finance, personnel, and general administration.

Parrikar was admitted to in Mumbai on February 15 for and was discharged on February 22. He returned to Goa the same day and presented the Budget in the Assembly, but the session was truncated to only four days owing to his

He was admitted to the and Hospital on February 25 after he complained of and was discharged four days later.

The went to Mumbai again on March 5 for his further check up from where he was referred to the USA.

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

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:00 IST
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