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.

12 Mar 2022


Goa: Pramod Sawant resigns, suspense over CM post continues

BJP leader and Goa CM Pramod Sawant tendered his resignation to Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai at Raj Bhawan Saturday as the party prepared to form the government for a third consecutive time in the state.

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.

13 Jul 2019


Goa: 4 ministers, including 3 ex-Congress MLAs, included in Cabinet

On Saturday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inducted four new ministers in his Cabinet. Out of them, three were those who quit Congress to join BJP earlier this week.

12 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

11 Jul 2019


Amid Karnataka crisis, 10 Congress MLAs quit in Goa

While the Congress is dealing with an acute crisis in Karnataka, it suffered a major setback in Goa after 10 of its 15 MLAs quit to join the state's ruling party BJP.

03 Jul 2019


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

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23 Jun 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

For more than a decade, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi had an absent parliamentarian- Rahul Gandhi.

26 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Amethi: Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead at his home

In a shocking event, a close aide of Bharatiya Janata Party's Smriti Irani was shot dead at his residence in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.

20 May 2019


Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

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10 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

#Elections2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

08 Feb 2019


Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slams Rahul Gandhi over Rafale allegations

After Rahul Gandhi, citing a report by The Hindu, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "directly involved in the Rafale scam", Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has hit back.

31 Jan 2019

Emmanuel Macron

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

Narendra Modi

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.

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the multi-crore Rafale deal on Friday in the Lok Sabha using all her might, but Congress President Rahul Gandhi wasn't satisfied.

#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

Lok Sabha

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.

02 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

RaGa in Lok Sabha: Entire country is questioning PM Modi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and raised the issue of Rafale deal.

#RafaleDeal: Former ministers call for review of SC's decision

Half a month after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the controversial Rafale deal, former ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, along with activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, have requested the apex court for a review of its decision.

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.

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