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Manohar Parrikar, four-time Goa chief minister passes away

Manohar Parrikar four time Goa chief minister passes away pardesi news 1552898001

The Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has passed away after a long battle with the pancreatitis cancer.

The Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, 63, passed away after a long battle with the pancreatitis cancer. Parrikar had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumba, Delhi, and New York, after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After coming back from New York, Parrikar, was seen wearing medical paraphernalia -a nasogastric tube. 
Parrikar led a coalition government, which is backed by the Goa Forward Party (GFP), the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party (MGP), and three independent lawmakers in Goa. 
With the demise of chief minister Manohar Parrikar, the BJP-led coalition in Goa has to search for a new leader to replace him. The death of the former defence minister, who represented the Panaji assembly seat, will also necessitate a fourth bypoll in Goa, where by-elections are scheduled for the Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa assembly constituencies on April 23. These will held in the state along with the Lok Sabha polls. 
According to ANI, centre has announced national mourning on March 18, following demise of Goa CM. State funeral will be accorded to him. National Flag will fly at half-mast in the National Capital & capitals of States & UTs. One day holiday and 7 days’ mourning have been announced in Goa after CM Manohar Parrikar’s death.

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