Goa CM Parrikar chairs meet Day After return from US, visits Mahalaxmi temple

A day after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned home from the US, where he had gonefor medical treatment, he sought the blessings of his family
deity at a temple near here this morning and also chaired a meeting of state officials. Parrikar first visited the Devaki Krishna temple at Khandola village in North Goa, 15 kms away from Panaji, to seek blessings of the deity in the morning, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said. Devaki Krishna is the family deity of Parrikar.

The chief minister then drove back to Panaji, where he visited the Mahalaxmi temple.

  1. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned home on Thursday.
  2. CM was in US for 3 month long treatment.
  3. Devaki Krishna is the family deity of Parrikar.
  4. CM visits temples in Goa, chairs meet.

Mr. Parrikar, accompanied by family members, a medical team and officials, arrived in Mumbai, from where he flew down to Goa amid heavy security.

A visibly weak Mr. Parrikar, who walked out of the terminal building at the Dabolim International Airport wearing a blue shirt, was welcomed by Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Director General of Police Muktesh Chander, among others, including officials of the Goa government and state BJP office-bearers.

Mr. Parrikar went to the US in early March this year after initial treatment, said to be for pancreas-related ailments, at the Lilawati Hospital in Mumbai. It was in early February that he had complained of stomach pain and was admitted to the Goa Medical College hospital.

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

“The Chief Minister is tired after the journey. Moreover, some of the ministers are also out of station. The Cabinet meeting, which was scheduled to be held at his private residence, may be rescheduled,” the senior official said, indicating that it was now expected to be held on Monday.