manohar parrikar
Goa CM Manohar ParrikarANI

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Sunday discharged from AIIMS and is likely to return to his home state, sources said. 

According to sources in the AIIMS, he was shifted to ICU for a while after his condition deteriorated on Sunday morning.

But sometime back, the administration decided to discharge him, the sources said. Parrikar (62) was admitted to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on September 15.

"The chief minister is likely to be brought to Goa in a special flight on Sunday from Delhi. The doctors who are treating him at the hospital would certify on Sunday morning whether he is fit to travel back home," the official of the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) had said Saturday.

If he returns to Goa, Parrikar will stay at his private residence in Panaji, he added. On Friday, Parrikar met Goa BJP's core committee members and ministers from coalition partners at AIIMS to discuss ways to ensure his government functions normally during his absence from office due to ill health.

However, leaders of the ruling BJP and its allies, who met Parrikar separately, had ruled out any change in leadership in the coastal state.

Parrikar, who was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, has been treated at different hospitals in Goa, Mumbai and the US since mid-February.