The mortal remains of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived at BJP headquarters in Panaji from his private residence in Dona Paula on Monday. Parrikar breathed his last on Sunday night after a long battle with cancer.
Wrapped in tricolor, Parrikar will be accorded state funeral with full military honours at Miramar beach.
PM Narendra Modi pays his tribute to Parrikar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Goa to pay his last respect to Goa CM Manohar Parrikar.
— ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2019
Union Minister Smriti Irani gets emotional
Union Minister Smriti Irani gets emotional as she pays her last respect to the late Goa CM. Remembering the Goa CM, Irani wrote, “A leader, a mentor, a friend- Parrikar Sir meant all that & more to my family. But then every Goan can say the same for that was the persona of Manohar Parrikar. He taught me dignity in the face of adversity, loyalty in tough times & perseverance so that determined goals are met.”
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari reaches Goa
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also reached the venue to bid final adieu to his former cabinet colleague.
People from across the state have gathered in large numbers outside the BJP headquarters to pay last respects to the 63-year-old leader, who passed away yesterday.
Temporary fences have been erected at Kala Academy in Panjim to let visitors enter the premises systematically.
The public will pay homage to Parrikar from 11 am to 4 pm and last rites will be performed at five in the evening at Miramar.
The High Court of Bombay at Goa and District Courts in the state will remain closed today in view of Parrikar’s demise.
The state of Goa will also be observing seven-day mourning to grieve the loss of late chief minister. The Centre has already announced National Mourning on March 18.
Parrikar took charge as the Chief Minister on March 14, 2017, and held the office till his end. He had previously served as the Chief Minister of the state from 2000 to 2002, 2002 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014.