Quran reading at Goa BJP office held for Parrikar’s recovery

Panali, Sep. 20 : In an initiative taken by BJP’s minority morcha at BJP’s South Goa office, ten maulanas from various masjids across the State conducted Koran Khawani, a ritualistic reading of the Koran, for quick recovery of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday.Goa Chief Minister is currently being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for advanced pancreatic related ailments.

“We had called the maulanas from all over Goa to conduct the Koran Khawani, which invokes the good grace of Allah, at the BJP’s South Goa headquarters to pray for the quick recover of our Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar,” president of Minority Morcha, Goa,Shaikh Jina, told press persons on Thursday.

He said that Mr. Parrikar had resolved several outstanding issues related to the Muslim community in Goa, which included, making Goa the embarkation point for Haj travel, construction of a Haj House and his involvement in the issues affecting the community in the education sector.

Earlier, several public prayers in temples and the Central church in the city had also been conducted some time back for Mr. Parrikar who is been in and out of hospitals in India and abroad since February this year.

The BJP is struggling to come out of the leadership crisis in Goa for its alliance government due to Mr. Parrikar’s seriously affected health condition. (IANS)