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Ailing Manohar Parrikar inspects bridge in Panaji, BJP receives flak

Ailing Manohar Parrikar inspects bridge in Panaji, BJP receives flak

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Dec 2018, 10:18 am

Panaji, Dec 17 (IBNS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has received flak after its ailing chief minister from Goa, Manohar Parrikar, inspected an under-construction bridge here on Sunday.

Parrikar, 63, made his first public appearance only on Sunday after he moved Goa from Delhi, where the chief minister was hospitalised at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Parrikar, who is suffering from pancreatic ailment, had visited the construction site of the third Mandovi Bridge and inspected the progress of work. The chief minister was seen having a tube passing through his nose.

Opposition criticises BJP:

Accusing the saffron outfit of being "power hungry", Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted, "Is that a tube that is inserted in his nose? Can a party be so power hungry to make a man work despite his illness? With BJP impossible is grab power, latch on to power. Take care CM Saab, because clearly, your party won’t."

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader, Omar Abdullah, said in a tweet, "He has a tube inserted through his nose into his digestive tract. How inhuman to force him to continue working & doing photo ops. Why can’t he be allowed to deal with his illness without all this pressure & tamasha (drama)?"