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Manohar Parrikar could be sent to US for treatment; Goa Budget to be presented by Sudin Dhavalikar

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, “if need be”, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday.

“We want him. We will do everything we can. He could be taken to the US if need be,” Lobo told reporters at the state assembly complex on Monday.

On February 15, Parrikar was rushed to Lilavati Hospital for treatment of “mild pancreatitis”. On Saturday, the CMO denied reports that Parrikar underwent a surgery, claiming that his health was improving.

A statement issued by the hospital on Sunday said that Parrikar was responding well to treatment and quashed rumours of all adverse health reports.

A police complaint was filed by a BJP worker against unknown persons for circulating “false news” on two occasions on February 17 and 19.

“This is to bring to your kind notice, that some people are circulating false news about our Chief Minister’s health and misguiding the people in my name,” the worker said.

Messages circulating on social media on the above mentioned two dates expressed fears about the worst for the Chief Minister’s health. But the reports were promptly denied by both BJP leaders and the Chief Minister’s Office.

Goa Budget

Meanwhile, the Goa budget is likely to be tabled by Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Thursday. A decision on when to discuss the budget will be taken at a later date, Goa Speaker Dr Pramod Sawant said. The assembly session will be adjourned after a Vote of Account is taken for five months.

with inputs from IANS

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