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Government announces national mourning on Monday following demise of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Government announces national mourning on Monday following demise of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Mar 2019, 04:44 pm

New Delhi, Mar 17 (UNI/IBNS) The Government on Sunday announced national mourning on Monday following the demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

''The Centre announces national mourning tomorrow following the demise of CM of Goa, Manohar Parrikar,''a statement by the Home Ministry said
National Flag will fly at half-mast in the National Capital and capitals of States and UTs.

A State funeral will be accorded to Parrikar.

The Union Cabinet will meet at 10 am on Monday.

Parrikar had also held the defence portfolio in the Central Government before going to Goa to become chief minister for third time in 2017.

He became the chief minister for first time in 2000.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Parrikar.

"Extremely sorry to hear the passing of Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten", President Kovind tweeted.

''India will be eternally grateful to Shri Manohar Parrikar for his tenure as our Defence Minister," Prime Minister tweeted.

"When he was Raksha Mantri, India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India’s security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen," he said.

Goa Chief Minister and former Union Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away in Panaji on Sunday evening after a prolonged illness.

He was 63.