Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

No existence of 'drug mafia' in state: Goa CM

No existence of 'drug mafia' in state: Goa CM

Manohar Parrikar, hospitalised in Mumbai since February 15, had submitted his replies for the session before he was taken ill.

(G.N.S) Dt. 22 Panaji Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today presented in the state assembly a Rs 17,123-crore budget for 2018-19, an increase of 6.84 per cent over the ongoing fiscal, with a stress on education and job creation. Mr. Parrikar's decision to present the annual budget came as a surprise even to his Cabinet colleagues and legislators. "But it is not still clear whether he would be tabling the budget", Lobo told reporters outside the Assembly.

Parrikar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on 15 February for a pancreatic problem. "It is your wishes and prayers which have helped me to recover speedily and return to Goa". During this period, my interaction with the public will be limited.

"This is to bring to your kind notice, that some people are circulating false news about our Chief Minister's health and misguiding the people in my name", Desai said.

"We want him. We will do everything we can. However, Goa being a tourist destination, narcotic drugs are smuggled in [to] Goa for trade, consumption and transit", the original written reply tabled on Wednesday said in response to a question from former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Digambar Kamat and others.

Opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar also said that the Assembly was glad to have Mr. Parrikar back.

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