Goa, Dec 17: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer on Sunday inspected the construction of Zuari Bridge and third Mandovi bridge, following this Bharatiya Janata Party drew criticism.
Parrikar had a tube in his nose and appeared to be walking with support. He was accompanied by Two doctors.
According to the reports, Chief Minister discussed the progress of the work with officials of the Goa Infrastructure Development Corporation and contracting firm Larsen and Toubro.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inspects the construction of Zuari Bridge & third Mandovi bridge. pic.twitter.com/2dcyp2ZLxN
— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2018
As the photo of visibly ailing chief minister came into the limelight invited flak.
Reacting to picture of Parrikar, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted “He has a tube inserted through his nose into his digestive tract. How inhuman to force him to continue working & doing photo ops.
“Why can’t he be allowed to deal with his illness without all this pressure and tamasha?”, he asked.
Meanwhile, Senior Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said “Is that a tube that is inserted in his nose? Can a party be so power hungry to make a man work despite his illness? With BJP impossible is nothing….to grab power, latch on to power. Take care CM Saab, because clearly, your party won’t”.
Senior Journalist Shekar Gupta stated “This isn’t fair, BJP. Manohar Parrikar is among our most unassuming & uncomplaining politicians. He’s bravely fighting a deadly disease. Why expose him to such stress & infection, tubes & all”.