Parrikar back in India, to reach Goa in evening

[**BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE** Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was in the United States for treatment since March, arrives in Panaji, Goa on Thursday, June 14, 2018. ( /PTI]

Panaji, June 14 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was being treated in a US hospital for advanced pancreatic cancer since more than three months now, returned to India on Thursday afternoon and is expected to arrive in Goa later this evening, a BJP leader said.

Parrikar, accompanied by members of his family, a medical team and officials of the Chief Minister’s Office, flew from US to Mumbai, from where he will be taking a connecting flight to Goa, a party official said.

Additional police personnel have been deployed at Dabolim International Airport ahead of the Chief Minister’s return.

Parrikar is expected to chair a meeting of the state’s council of ministers on Friday.

/IANS

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