Parrikar health status petition: Goa CS files affidavit in HC
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Parrikar health status petition: Goa CS files affidavit in HC

Panaji, Dec 7: Goa Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma on Friday filed an affidavit before Goa bench of Bombay High Court in connection with a petition filed by a local politician seeking disclosure of the health status of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

The affidavit has been filed after direction of the High Court after three adjournments were sought by the government.

While the reply was filed on Friday, its content would be known on December 10 when the matter would come up for hearing.

On Thursday, the High Court had granted 24 hours time to Goa Chief Secretary to file affidavit on the health status of State Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

The time was granted after state government sought more time to respond to a notice issued by the high court to Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma last month.

Trajano D'Mello, a local politician, has pleaded the court to issue direction to the Chief Secretary to appoint panel of doctors to evaluate health status of the chief minister and make available the medical report in public domain.

Mr Parrikar is suffering from an ailment related to pancreas. He has been admitted to various hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi and New York.

The opposition Congress has been claiming that there lack of governance in the state due to the illness of the chief minister and demanding that the chief minister resigns from his post.

Since February this year, barring few statements from Chief Minister's Office (CMO) there has not been formal medical bulletin on health status of the chief minister. (UNI)