Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment and has been under critical situation is discharged from the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi and has returned to his home state.

The ailing chief Minister was brought to Panaji in an air ambulance on Sunday.

As per the information received, the Goa Chief Minister who was undergoing treatment was shifted to ICU after his health condition declined.

Dr Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar who took the designation as Chief Minister of Goa on 14 March 2017, was found deceased since mid-Feb and had been under treatment for Pancreatic Cancer at different hospitals including those in Goa, Mumbai and the US.

He had even served the state as Chief Minister from 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014.

Parrikar even met with Goa BJP’s core committee members and ministers from coalition partners at AIIMS on Friday. The meeting was organised to explore the ways which could ensure the proper functioning of government during his absence from office due to ill health.

Leaders of BJP and its allies shared that no changes would be made in leadership in the coastal state.

The Opposition Congress party has been asking the Chief Minister to resign from his designation due to prolonged illness and absence from the state. The single-largest party in the state with 16 MLAs in the 40-member Assembly even doubted for improper functioning in the BJP-led coalition government. It even asked to have a confidence vote in the Goa Assembly.

The ruling BJP party crushed all the words of opposition and said that it would continue as it has the support of a majority of MLAs.

Pancreatic cancer is observed as the 13th most common cancer worldwide and the eight most common cause of death from cancer.

Mr Parrikar who was later diagnosed with the disease had complained of stomach pain on 14 February, after which he was rushed to the GMCH and later flown to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai then calling it as ‘ food poisoning’.