Goa 2019 Budget was special in many ways as its symbolised the victory of human will power in battle against debilitating pain. The chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stood for the State of Goa, and won hearts of the entire nation, as he mustered all courage to function as normal as possible amid ongoing treatment in India and overseas.
Unfortunately, the human remains mortal and India today condoles the passing away of Manohar Parrikar on 17 March 2019. Leading political leaders from across political lines have sent in their condolences messages.
The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has condoled the passing away of the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar. In a message, the Vice President said that Parrikar was one of the most lovable and honest senior politicians of our country. He was a dynamic and dedicated individual who led life full of values and principles, he added. “Deeply saddened to learn about the untimely passing away of the Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar. He is one of the most lovable and honest senior politicians of our country. He was a dynamic and dedicated individual who led life full of values and principles. In his passing, the nation in general and Goa in particular lost its proud son. My heartfelt condolences to members of his bereaved family and I pray for his soul rest in peace.”
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar. The Prime Minister said, “ Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader. A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to the nation will be remembered by generations. Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Manohar Parrikar was the builder of modern Goa. Thanks to his affable personality and accessible nature, he remained the preferred leader of the state for years. His pro-people policies ensured Goa scales remarkable heights of progress. India will be eternally grateful to Shri Manohar Parrikar for his tenure as our Defence Minister. When he was RM, India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India’s security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen”.
Rahul Gandhi, President, Congress, in his condolence message tweeted- I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Goa CM, Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji, who bravely battled a debilitating illness for over a year. Respected and admired across party lines, he was one of Goa’s favourite sons. My condolences to his family in this time of grief.”