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Manohar Parrikar chairs cabinet meeting after 3 months

Devdiscourse News Desk Panaji
Updated: 31-10-2018 23:21 IST
Manohar Parrikar chairs cabinet meeting after 3 months

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Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar chaired a cabinet meeting Wednesday after a gap of almost three months.

Parrikar, 62, is currently recuperating at his private residence near Panaji after being discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on October 14.

He is suffering from a pancreatic ailment. Senior cabinet minister Vijai Sardesai said the cabinet decided to extend the debt relief scheme for the mining-affected people till March 2019. BJP MLA and Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho said that Parrikar was "fully fit".

"CM was fully fit. He participated in the discussions. He gave valuable suggestions," Godinho said.

"Except that the meeting did not take place at the secretariat, everything was like a normal cabinet meeting," he added.

"He will be resting for some more time. But he has told the ministers that whenever there are any issues, he will be calling each one individually," the minister said. Parrikar would be meeting BJP office-bearers Thursday at his house, Godinho added.

(With inputs from agencies.)