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Army Chief meets Parrikar, enquires about his health

Army Chief meets Parrikar, enquires about his health
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Panaji: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the state Assembly complex here and enquired about his health.

Rawat described it as a courtesy visit.

"I have come here to enquire about the health of Parrikar. It was just a courtesy visit," Rawat said after meeting the chief minister, who is also a former defence minister.

Parrikar, 63, has been suffering from a pancreatic ailment. He has been attending the ongoing budget session of the state Assembly.

The chief minister presented the state budget in the House on Wednesday and said, "I am presenting the budget in josh. The josh that is too high, very high, and fully in hosh".

Congress president Rahul Gandhi had also met Parrikar in the Assembly complex on Tuesday and enquired about his health.

Last week, veteran BJP leader L K Advani had also met the ailing chief minister.

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