New Delhi: Goa CM  Manohar Parrikar is not on life-support system, said a senior state minister Vijai Sardesai after meeting him yesterday. Notably, a section of local media, had on Saturday, reported that he was on life-support system.  “Chief Minister’s condition was not ‘as bad as it is being projected’. News is doing rounds that he is on life support but he is not,” Sardesai told reporters.

The minister also clarified that he visited the chief minister regarding the proposed construction of a cemetery in Margao, and not to inquire about his health.

He added,”I discussed politics and (election) code of conduct with him. He has cleared the file (about the cemetery). The financial (sanction) order will be issued Monday. He has cleared the file (about the cemetery). The financial (sanction) order will be issued Monday.”

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Saturday admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital in Bambolim, He has been taken to the hospital for upper GI endoscopy. He will continue to remain under observation for around two days.

“Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar taken to Goa Medical College for upper GI endoscopy. His health condition continues to be stable. He will remain there under observation for around 48 hours,” Goa Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Parrikar, 63, is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and has been recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula near Panaji since October 14 last year.