PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid last respects to Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as his body was kept at the Goa BJP office and the Kala Academy.
The Prime Minister has condoled the passing away of the Chief Minister of Goa and said, “ Shri 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. Om Shanti.
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”.
The President Ram Nath Kovind has condoled the passing away of the Chief Minister of Goa.
The President said, “Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten.”
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu 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 a 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 a 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."