Panaji: Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s health conditions is far better than what it was when he was admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on October 14.
Parrikar, 62, has been recuperating at his private residence since the time he was discharged from AIIMS.
“The way picture is being projected about his health is not true. Parrikar is much better now compared to what we had seen him when he was discharged from AIIMS,” Sardesai told reporters on Sunday after launching toll free helpline for eight constituencies.
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He, however, conceded that Parrikar who was workoholic during his tenure is currently missing in action or immobile due to which there is impact on the administration.
“It is natural that when chief minister is immobile or missing in action, the administration is affected. But we are there to take care of the gaps that are left,” he said.
Sardesai said that whenever there is lapse of administration, we (GFP) would be there to highlight it in unconventional way, if required.
The minister said that Parrikar is alert and sharp even in his illness and it was seen during the recent cabinet meeting.
“There were three issues which were on the agenda of the state cabinet, though they were of utmost importance. I was shocked that Parrikar remembered them and took them up during the State Cabinet meeting,” Sardesai said.
Responding to a question, Sardesai said that there is no issue of leadership change right now. “The issue was there when Parrikar was ill. Now he is better,” he said.
“Parrikar is still in power. He is still the CM. He has showed that he is there (by holding the meetings),” he said.
Parrikar had recently chaired meetings including that of State cabinet and Investment Promotion Board.