Goa CM returns

Over three months after he left India for medical treatment in the United States, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar returned home on Thursday. Parrikar, accompanied by his elder son Utpal, landed in Mumbai in the afternoon and took a flight to Goa in the evening.

He was received at the Goa airport by state health minister Vishwajit Rane, his top bureaucrats and officials from the CMO, and walked out of Dabolim airport at 6.20 pm.

Sources said Parrikar told officials in the CMO to line up review meetings on power and infrastructure works. The state has been going through an abysmal power situation with frequent outages, while a lot of infrastructure works are in the final stages of completion.

Dabolim airport had a tight security cordon for Parrikar’s arrival and the CM only smiled and waved at the waiting mediapersons before heading to his home at Taleigao, on the outskirts of capital Panaji.

Parrikar, who was diagnosed with pancreatitis, went to the US for advanced treatment on March 7.

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