Manohar Parrikar dead: Life of former Goa CM in photos

Manohar Parrikar dead: Life of former Goa CM in photos
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Manohar Parrikar dead: He was last seen in public at Atal Booth Karyakarta Sammelan earlier in February when BJP chief Amit Shah came to address the party. (PTI)

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Manohar Parrikar dead: Leaders across parties expressed grief over the demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who, they said, was a dedicated public figure and one who built modern Goa and was loved by Goans. (Express archive photo)

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Manohar Parrikar dead: Parrikar, who died of a pancreatic ailment at his private residence, was heading a coalition government comprising the BJP, MGP, Goa Forward Party and the Independents. (Express photo by Dilip Kagda)

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Manohar Parrikar dead: The death of the former defence minister, who represented the Panaji assembly seat, will also necessitate a fourth bypoll in Goa, where by-elections are scheduled for the Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa assembly constituencies on April 23. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)

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Manohar Parrikar dead: Parrikar was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Goa in 1994. By 1999, he became the leader of the opposition.

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Manohar Parrikar dead: In 2000, he contested the election and became the chief minister of Goa. However, his tenure lasted only for two years i.e. until February 2002.

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Manohar Parrikar dead: In the same year in June, Parrikar was re-elected to serve as the chief minister for the second time. In 2007, BJP lost the election to the Congress. (PTI)

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Manohar Parrikar dead: However, Parrikar was voted back to power in 2012. He was also the first BJP chief minister to endorse Modi’s candidature for the post of Prime Minister ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2014.

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Manohar Parrikar death: In November 2014, he was given the charge of the Defence Ministry and was succeeded by Laxmikant Parsekar as the CM.

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Manohar Parrikar death: In this 2015 picture, Manohar Parrikar, then defence minister, is seen shaking hands with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during a meeting at Istana in Singapore. (PTI)

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Manohar Parrikar death: Known for working behind the scenes and leading a simple lifestyle, Parrikar is credited for developing quality infrastructure in the state in a short time.

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Manohar Parrikar death: As defence minister, Parrikar had pressed for modernisation of the armed forces and under him, India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Myanmar.

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Manohar Parrikar death: Besides putting in place a new Defence Procurement Policy (DPP), Parrikar is also credited for implementing the OROP scheme in 2015.

 

 

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