CM Parrikar Calls Goa Cabinet Meeting In Hospital

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NEW DELHI: In a first, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has called a cabinet meeting at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he is currently undergoing treatment.

Parrikar, 62, is admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi since September 15 for a pancreatic ailment. This is the first official meeting called by Mr Parrikar since he was admitted to AIIMS on September 15.

MGP leader and PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar, GFP leader and town planning minister Vijai Sardesai, revenue minister Rohan Khaunte and minister of art and culture Govind Gawade have been invited to the meeting. Independent lawmaker Prasad Gaonkar, who is supporting the BJP-led Goa alliance is also expected to attend today’s meeting, said sources in the BJP.

Parrikar, who had earlier promised he would redistribute the portfolios given his inability to discharge duties, postponed the decision in view of squabbling among allies. Highly placed sources said Parrikar is likely to distribute additional portfolios to his Cabinet ministers during this week.

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