Nation

On Manohar Parrikar’s first death anniversary tomorrow, Goa govt plans series of programmes

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Goa will commemorate the first death anniversary of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday with a series of programmes that are scheduled to go ahead despite advisories against ‘mass gatherings’ in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Parrikar, four-time chief minister of Goa and former Union minister, passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer on March 17, 2019, and was accorded state funeral the next day. Parrikar was later posthumously awarded the Padma Bhushan earlier this year.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Cabinet ministers and other dignitaries will offer floral tributes to the late leader and pay homage at designated site for Parrikar memorial at Miramar beach at 9 am. The ruling BJP announced it has planned programmes across the state tomorrow to observe the first death anniversary.

Parrikar’s death had posed a leadership issue for the BJP in the state. The party eventually settled for Sawant who was chosen owing to his background in BJP’s ideological fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He was also the only BJP MLA who was not formerly associated with the Congress or any other Opposition party.

“Parrikar’s contribution to the growth of the party organization in the state has been immense. The party will miss his presence forever. The Pramod Sawant-led government has been holding the reign of the state governing the state in line with the thoughts of Parrikar,” State BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said.

Parrikar’s death saw the return of Satish Dhond as organising secretary in Goa BJP. Dhond was redesignated to Maharashtra during Parrikar’s final term in office. Parrikar’s son Utpal, who was tipped to be given the BJP ticket for Panaji seat vacated after the death of his father, was overlooked in favour of Siddharth Kuncaliencar who subsequently lost to the Congress candidate Atanasio Monserrate. Monserrate later joined the BJP.

Meanwhile, a petition opposing the construction of Parrikar memorial at the cost of Rs 10 crore at Miramar beach has been filed before the Bombay High Court.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=114143952

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

19 − 14 =

News is information about current events. News is provided through many different media: word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, and also on the testimony of observers and witnesses to events. It is also used as a platform to manufacture opinion for the population.

Contact Info

Address:
D 601  Riddhi Sidhi CHSL
Unnant Nagar Road 2
Kamaraj Nagar, Goreagaon West
Mumbai 400062 .

Email Id: [email protected]

West Bengal

Eastern Regional Office
Indsamachar Digital Media
Siddha Gibson 1,
Gibson Lane, 1st floor, R. No. 114,
Kolkata – 700069.
West Bengal.

Office Address

251 B-Wing,First Floor,
Orchard Corporate Park, Royal Palms,
Arey Road, Goreagon East,
Mumbai – 400065.

Download Our Mobile App

IndSamachar Android App IndSamachar IOS App
To Top
WhatsApp WhatsApp us