Goa Budget 2018 LIVE Updates: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the state budget today (February 22). In a short speech, he highlighted the crucial points of the budget. As per reports, the valuation of this year’s state budget is Rs 17123 crores. Earlier in the day, he came back to his home state after being discharged from Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital, where he was undergoing a treatment since February 15 for a pancreatic ailment – “inflamed pancreas”. Previously, the Budget session of Goa Legislative Assembly was curtailed to three days, owing to the ill health of Parrikar. “We will curtail the session to three days considering the ill health of the chief minister,” deputy Speaker Michael Lobo had then said. Notably, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar had maintained that the Opposition parties had no reservations if the session was curtailed as the chief minister was genuinely ill.
Track LIVE Updates of Goa Budget 2018 here:-
5: 00 PM: During his brief address to the assembly, Parrikar thanked everyone for their prayers and wishes for his speedy recovery.
3: 46 PM: Goa Budget 2018 LIVE: Vote of Account for 5 months passed by Goa Assembly, presented by CM Manohar Parrikar.
3: 40 PM: The Budget presented in the House dedicates an amount of Rs 548 crores has been proposed for labour and employment.
3: 32 PM: As per media reports, he presented the budget of Rs 17123 crores and proposed a vote on account for five months.
3: 22 PM: As per media reports, he is likely to address a press conference, after presenting the state Budget.
3: 15 PM: Manohar Parrikar starts presenting the state budget. A PTI report suggests that he will be reading the crucial parts of the Budget on the floor of the House.
— ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2018