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Goa’s ailing CM Manohar Parrikar presented the state budget stating, “I am in Hosh’

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Goa’s ailing CM Manohar Parrikar presented the state budget stating, “I am in Hosh’

Goa’s Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, who is not well from past few months has released and presented the state budget along with an inserted tube in his nose. Though his voice was a little lower, he was in full energy, he stated, “Present circumstances have prevented me from delivering a detailed Budget speech, but there is a josh that is too high, very high and I am in hosh. Fully in hosh.”

At the inauguration of the third bridge over the Mandovi river in Panaji, he initiated his speech by delivering a filmy dialogue from the movie Uri: “The Surgical Strike” asking everyone ” Hows the josh…”

Parrikar in a statement in state assembly said, “Today, once again I promise that I will serve Goa with sincerity, integrity, and dedication until my final breath. There is a josh, that is too high and I’m fully in hosh.”

Talking about the conjectures and speculations going on in Rafale deal, the CM said, “We didn’t discuss Rafale, I feel let down that you used to visit for petty political gain. Don’t use your visit to an ailing person to feed political opportunism.”

Parrikar is also the state finance minister and during assembly time he wore a cap and looked a little feeble, his assistant was there to turn the pages of long speeches. And he read the budget all in a nutshell. He is ailing at the hospital from March 2018 and even went to the US for his treatment. He was asked to be replaced by the opposition party. After a very long time, he inspected the bridge projects on December 17 and was still undergoing the medication.

Manohar Parrikar, the 63 years old politician from BJP has earlier served as the state Chief Minister in the year 2000 to 2005 and also from 2012 to 2014 and his recent reign starts from 14th March 2017 to till now.

Published by Shifa Naz on 31 Jan 2019

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