Manohar Parrikar condoled across party lines


New Delhi Condolences poured in from across party lines for Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi hailed the BJP leader for the hardihood he had shown in the face of a “debilitating” illness. “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,” Gandhi tweeted.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi tweeted: “My condolences to the bereaved family of Shri Manohar Parrikar. I met him only once, when he graciously visited my mother at the hospital two years ago. May his soul rest in peace.”

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also took to Twitter to mourn the death of Parrikar. “Saddened at the passing away of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar ji. He patiently endured his illness. Condolences to his family and his admirers,” she tweeted.

Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal remembered Parrikar for his “simplicity”. “Extremely saddened at the news of passing away of Goa CM Shri Manohar Parrikar ji. A symbol of simplicity in politics who led a humble life is no longer with us. May his family bear the irreparable loss with courage. Prayers with them,” Kejriwal posted on his official Twitter handle.

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy also condoled the death of his Goan counterpart. “Extremely saddened to hear the passing away of the Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar. He was respected by all across political lines. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and loved ones,” tweeted Kumaraswamy.