Manohar Parrikar: News

Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar was a BJP politician and former Chief Minister of Goa. In 1978, Parrikar did his BTech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He joined the RSS as a youngster and later joined the BJP when the party was virtually non-existent in Goa. In 1994, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Goa from the Panaji constituency. Within six years, he became the Chief Minister of Goa for the first time, serving from 2000 to 2002. In 2002 Parrikar was re-elected and served till 2005. He became CM for the third time during the 2012-14 period. In 2014, he was moved to Delhi to serve in the newly-elected Narendra Modi Government and became the Defence Minister of India from 2014 to 2017. During his tenure, Parrikar notably oversaw the 2016 Surgical Strikes; signing of key military & strategic pacts with the US; and acquisition of 36 Rafale Multirole Combat Aircrafts from France’s Dassault Aviation. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. During his tenure, Parrikar notably oversaw the 2016 Surgical Strikes; signing of key military and strategic pacts with the US; and acquisition of 36 Rafale Multirole Combat Aircrafts from France’s Dassault Aviation. In 2017, Parrikar became CM for the fourth and final time. He was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in 2018 and passed away in 2019, aged 63, in Panaji.

02 Sep 2020


Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed via a tweet on Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in home isolation as he is asymptomatic.

He used my father's ill health, Parrikar's son slams Gandhi

With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas seeking review on its earlier order that said it was satisfied with how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France, the Bharatiya Janata Party got new ammunition to target Congress.

12 Jul 2019


Rape accused Goa lawmaker among 10 MLAs to join BJP

As Congress continues to flail following the resignation of party president Rahul Gandhi, 10 Goa MLAs deserted the party on Wednesday to join the rival BJP in a major setback.

03 Jul 2019


Five of the most famous and successful alumni of IIT-Bombay

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20 Mar 2019


Goa: Pramod Sawant wins floor-test in Assembly with 20 votes

Newly-appointed Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant passed the floor test on Wednesday after 20 MLAs voted in favor of the government, led by BJP.

18 Mar 2019


Reportedly, BJP chooses Pramod Sawant as Manohar Parrikar's successor

After much deliberation, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant has reportedly been chosen by BJP to be Goa's new Chief Minister. The post got vacant after former Defense Minister and four-time CM Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday.

18 Mar 2019


Goa: Full state honors with 21-gun salute for Manohar Parrikar

Late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's last rites have been performed at Miramar beach on Monday.

18 Mar 2019


#ManoharParrikar: IIT-B to remember its distinguished alumnus at condolence meet

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) will hold a condolence meet this evening to pay tributes to their alumnus, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who died after battling pancreatic ailment for a year.

18 Mar 2019


Manohar Parrikar's demise: Next Goa CM to be announced soon

Goa BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar said the party would announce the next Chief Minister at 2 PM on Monday. A swearing-in ceremony will take place after 3 PM, Tendulkar said, reports PTI.

18 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

State funeral for Manohar Parrikar today, PM Modi to attend

Manohar Parrikar, one of the tallest leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party, passed away on Sunday in Goa.

18 Mar 2019


After Manohar Parrikar's demise, who will now be Goa's CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday, after battling pancreatic cancer for months. With his demise, politics in the coastal state entered a phase of uncertainty and soon two meetings were held in two separate settings.

18 Mar 2019


#RIPManoharParrikar: 5 things the Goa CM should be remembered for

Four-time Goa CM and former Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar, passed away on Sunday at 63 after battling a prolonged illness.

17 Mar 2019


Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah, President Kovind remember Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday, after battling pancreatic cancer for months. His health deteriorated on Saturday and CMO said doctors were "trying their best" to save him.

17 Mar 2019


Goa CM Manohar Parrikar dies at 63, condolences follow

After battling pancreatic cancer for months, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday, reports have confirmed.

17 Mar 2019


As Parrikar's health worsens, Congress stakes claim to form government

As Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health took a turn for the worse, the Congress unit of the coastal state wrote to Governor Mridula Sinha asking her to dismiss his regime and invite them to form the government instead.

24 Feb 2019


Goa: Ailing Manohar Parrikar put under observation, is stable

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to Goa Medical College Hospital late on Saturday night, and his office has confirmed he is stable now.

31 Jan 2019


Smriti slams RaGa on Parrikar meet, says he is hallucinating

In a stinging Facebook post, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani tore into Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the claims he made after his recent meeting with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

30 Jan 2019


Tube in nose, ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar presents budget

In a sight that evokes concern, ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the state budget on Wednesday while seated with a tube inserted into his nose.

30 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Parrikar writes to RaGa: Didn't discuss Rafale with you

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday wrote a letter to Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he was disappointed with his version of their meeting, which was widely reported in media, and clarified the Rafale deal wasn't discussed.

29 Jan 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Amid Rafale allegations, Rahul Gandhi meets Manohar Parrikar in Goa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today at the state Assembly complex in Panaji (Goa) and enquired about his health.

03 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

#RafaleDeal: Rahul Gandhi tweets four-questions for Narendra Modi, without number-3

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, tweeted four questions for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal.

02 Jan 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Jaitley tears into RaGa's Rafale-claims, says family just understands 'money'

After Congress President Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stood up to speak on the Rafale Deal and targeted the Gandhi family.

13 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

PM wishes Parrikar on 63rd birthday; BJP holds special prayer

PM Narendra Modi today wished ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on his 63rd birthday and prayed for his good health.

30 Nov 2018


Kumaraswamy requests Goa to lift ban on import of fish

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, in a letter to his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar, has asked that the ban on import of fish into Goa be lifted.

Goa minister reveals CM Manohar Parrikar has pancreatic cancer

Confirming what many already suspected, Goa's Health Minister, Vishwajit Rane, on Saturday told the press that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was indeed suffering from pancreatic cancer.

25 Oct 2018


Goa: BJP pressurizing Parrikar to continue as CM, alleges Velingkar

Former Goa unit RSS chief, Subhash Velingkar, has alleged that the BJP High Command is pressuring Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to continue in the post despite his ill health, to retain power in the state.

Goa: Congress's Chellakumar says Vishwajit Rane wanted to split BJP

Congress's A Chellakumar has claimed that Goa BJP Minister Vishwajit Rane wanted to split the ruling saffron party in the state and join the main opposition party after the Lok Sabha polls due next year.

12 Oct 2018

Shiv Sena

Goa: Shiv Sena meets Governor, asks to dissolve state assembly

The Goa unit of the Shiv Sena submitted a memorandum to Governor Mridula Sinha demanding that the State Assembly be dissolved due to "non-functioning" of the government and inability of any party to form an alternate government.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar calls cabinet meeting at AIIMS, Delhi

In what marks the first meeting of its kind, ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has called a cabinet meeting at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, where he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Vice President Naidu meets ailing CM Parrikar at Delhi's AIIMS

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday met ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar at Delhi's AIIMS to inquire about his health.

CM Parrikar clearing all the files from AIIMS: Goa Minister

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's hospitalization hasn't hampered administrative work in the state as he is clearing official files from New Delhi's AIIMS, a senior Minister said today.

Even Lord Ram won't get elected without spending money: Goa-leader

Former Goa RSS Chief Subhash Velingkar claimed even Lord Ram would have to spend money to get elected in the current political situation.

Two unwell Ministers dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet in Goa

Two Ministers have been dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet in Goa, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said today.

24 Sep 2018


Parrikar will continue being CM, changes in Cabinet soon: Shah

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to stick with Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa despite his illness.

BJP decides that Manohar Parrikar will continue as Goa CM

The BJP has decided that ailing Goal Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will continue in his post.

21 Sep 2018


Parrikar government on course to 'die natural death': Goa Congress

The Manohar Parrikar government in Goa is on course to "die a natural death" and the Congress will form the next government in the state, the opposition party's state in-charge A Chellakumar claimed today.

Goa: Congress stakes claim to form government, amid Parrikar's treatment

In a letter to Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Congress has staked claim to form the government alleging the government is not functioning.

Goa: BJP looks for alternatives, Parrikar being airlifted to AIIMS

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly been airlifted to AIIMS, New Delhi for cancer treatment, at 8:00am today.

30 Aug 2018


Goa CM Manohar Parrikar flies to US for medical treatment

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today left for the US for medical treatment, an official said.

29 Aug 2018


Parrikar to fly to US again for medical treatment: Official

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently admitted at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, would fly to the US tonight for further medical treatment, his office said today.

27 Aug 2018


CM Manohar Parrikar to return to Goa on August 29

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai for a review health check-up, will return to his home state on August 29, his office said today.

21 Aug 2018


Goa: Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in Zuari, Mandovi rivers

The ashes of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be immersed in the Mandovi and Zuari rivers of Goa on August 24, a senior BJP official said today.

09 Aug 2018


CM Manohar Parrikar to fly to US for medical check-up

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will leave for the United States of America on August 10 for a medical check-up and return on August 17, a senior official said today.

04 Aug 2018


It's no entry for Goans in casinos from next year

It'll be closed doors for Goans in the casinos from 2019.

03 Aug 2018


People dumping live puppies, kittens in garbage, says Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today told the Legislative Assembly that people were dumping puppies and kittens in the garbage while they were still alive.

31 Jul 2018


Congress alleges 'plastic eggs' being sold in Goa; demands action

The Congress today alleged that "plastic eggs" are being sold in Goa and demanded action from the Goa Government to check the practice.

27 Jul 2018


Be ready to pay more for water in future: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today told the Legislative Assembly that tariff on drinking water in the Goa was "subsidized" and people should be ready to "pay more for it" in the future.

25 Jul 2018


Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF-scheme: CM Parrikar

The Goa government will install 60,000 bio-toilets at a cost of Rs. 280cr to make the state open defecation free (ODF) under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told Legislative Assembly today.

17 Jul 2018


Goa wants only 'good tourists': Heavy fines for public-drinking, littering

Goa, a state dependent on tourism, is becoming selective. Now it wants only "good" visitors, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said.

10 Jul 2018


Goa PWD-Minister Sudin Dhavalikar hospitalized in Mumbai for unknown illness

Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, a family member said today but refused to identify the illness.

16 Jun 2018


Kejriwal welcomes back Goa CM Parrikar, wishes him healthy life

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has welcomed back his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar after the latter returned to India following a three-month-long treatment in the United States.

15 Jun 2018


Parrikar back at work one day after return from US

A day after Goa CM Manohar Parrikar returned home after his medical treatment in the US, he sought the blessings of his family deity today morning and also chaired a meeting of state officials.

14 Jun 2018


Goa CM Manohar Parrikar returns after treatment in US

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar landed back in India today after undergoing treatment for more than three months in the US.

12 Jun 2018


Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to return from US this week

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, who is in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment since March, will return to Goa this week.

19 May 2018


BJP does not respect democracy: Goa Congress spokesperson

Goa Congress spokesperson Yatish Naik today said that the way BJP MPs Shripad Naik and Narendra Sawaikar condemned their (Congress's) action of meeting the Governor and submitting the letter, indicated that BJP has scant respect for the democracy.