Manohar Parrikar dies: Politicians unite in grief

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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.

As soon as the sad news broke, political leaders expressed condolences.

Almost everyone praised Parrikar's dedication towards the nation and appreciated his humble nature.

Here's more.

Condolences

Gandhi calls Parrikar "Goa's favorite son", Shah expresses grief

Gandhi calls Parrikar "Goa's favorite son", Shah expresses grief

BJP President Amit Shah said the party stands with Parrikar's family. "I along with millions of BJP karyakartas and importantly the people of Goa, who were his family, express my deepest condolences," his tweet read.

Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted that Parrikar was one of Goa's favorite sons.

He added Parrikar bravely fought "a debilitating illness for over a year."

Tweets

President Kovind remembers Parrikar's dedication, Nirmala Sitharaman praises him

President Ram Nath Kovind expressed condolences and wrote Parrikar was "An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten."

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted that she learned a lot from Parrikar. Notably, Parrikar served as Union Defense Minister but returned to his home state Goa after 2017 Assembly elections.

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Sitharaman tweets Parrikar's contribution was unmatched

Reactions

Omar Abdullah says Parrikar's void will be difficult to fill

Omar Abdullah says Parrikar's void will be difficult to fill

Separately, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi wrote: Deeply pained at the demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikar ji, who was known for integrity and honesty in public life.

NC leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah also expressed condolences to the family.

"His untimely demise has left a void that will be difficult to fill. May his soul rest in peace," he tweeted.

Mehbooba Mufti says Parrikar was a true fighter

Rajnath Singh praises Parrikar's integrity

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