Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today left for the US for medical treatment, an official said.
Parrikar, 62, had undergone treatment in the US for three months earlier this year for a pancreatic ailment and returned in June. He went to the US again for a follow-up earlier this month.
"Parrikar took Air India flight from Mumbai airport at 1:30 am," the official said.
Parrikar was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for check-up
"He (Parrikar) has left for the US on a short trip... will be back in eight days," an official in Chief Minister's Office said.
Parrikar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for a review health check-up last Thursday, a day after he returned from the US.
An official had said yesterday that Parrikar will go to the US again for further medical treatment.
Parrikar won't hand over the charge to anyone else: Official
A meeting of Goa BJP leaders with party Chief Amit Shah in Delhi, which was earlier scheduled for today to discuss the leadership issue in the coastal state in view of Parrikar's medical treatment, was canceled yesterday.
The CM's Office said last night that Parrikar would not hand over the charge to anyone else and continue to clear important files from the US.