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Provide fitness certificate then resume work: Cong to Parrikar

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The met Friday and demanded her intervention to stop "collapse" of the administration in the BJP-ruled state in view of frequent absence of Minister and hospitalisation of his two Cabinet colleagues.

The main said Parrikar should provide a fitness certificate before joining work. The party said while the nature of is not known, two other ministers are in hospitals with "serious" ailments.

Parrikar returned home Thursday from the US, where he had gone for medical treatment in the last week of August.

The 62-year-old was earlier in the US for nearly three months for treatment. While there has been no official word on the nature of his illness, it is said he is undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment.

A delegation headed by All Committee A Chellakumar, Pradesh Committee Girish Chodankar, and other leaders met Sinha in the afternoon at Raj Bhavan here.

Emerging from the meeting, Chellakumar said there has been a "total collapse" of government in the state, where a BJP-led coalition is in power.

In such a situation, the is expected to intervene and restore normalcy in functioning of the state administration, he said.

Chellakumar said the CM has been frequently flying to the USA for treatment, but the exact nature of his has not been disclosed to the public by the

Two other ministers Pandurang Madkaikar and Francis DSouza are admitted in hospitals with "serious" ailments, the Congress said.

While D'Souza is undergoing treatment in the US, Madkaikar has been admitted to a private hospital in

Chodankar said the Congress had earlier submitted two memorandums on April 16, 2018 and May 9, 2018 asking the to intervene, but she did not take any step.

The state Congress demanded that Parrikar provide a fitness certificate before resuming work.

Chodankar said there is "complete collapse" of the administration due to frequent absence of the from the state.

"When the was away (in the US), he did not find it necessary to even hand over acting charge of the ministries held by him to any of his cabinet colleagues.

"This act is not only unprecedented but also autocratic and undemocratic which has led to complete collapse of the state's administration," the GPCC chief said.

The Congress said when Parrikar was undergoing treatment in New York, officers were deputed to take files there to obtain his signatures.

In the prevailing circumstance, the governor, as the repository of the powers of the state, should intervene and restore normalcy in the administration, said Chodankar.

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First Published: Fri, September 07 2018. 18:45 IST