Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan leaves for America for treatment, will work from hospital itself

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan leaves for America for treatment, will work from hospital itself

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan left for the US on Saturday for a two-week long treatment. He boarded an Emirates flight to Dubai from Cochin International Airport in Nendumbassery . From there he will catch a connecting flight to America. Pinarayi is being treated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He will return to Kerala on January 29. Along with the CM, his wife Kamala and personal assistant have also gone to America. The Chief Minister has not assigned his charge to anyone in the ministry. Sources in his office said that Vijayan will continue to discharge his official duties online. According to the information, the state government will bear the cost of treatment of CM. The Chief Secretary has also issued an order regarding this.

weekly cabinet meeting on 19 january
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has not entrusted the responsibility of CM to any minister. He will continue to serve as CM from the hospital in America. The weekly cabinet meeting will be online on January 19. in which they will participate. Important files will be disposed of by them through e-file system. He has also not given much information about his treatment to his cabinet colleagues. However, on Friday, he had contacted Governor Arif Mohammad Khan via phone and gave information about his visit to America. He also requested the Governor to continue as the Chancellor of the Universities of Kerala.

In the year 2018 also the CM went to America for treatment.
In the year 2018 also, he got treatment at Mayo Clinic. He was to visit the clinic again last October for follow-up treatment. But his tour was postponed due to the outbreak of Corona. After this he went to Apollo Hospital in Chennai for checkup.

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There are already many cases against the priest arrested for conversion in Goa: Chief Minister

There are already many cases against the priest arrested for conversion in Goa: Chief Minister

Panaji. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the pastor, who was arrested recently for allegedly luring people to convert to Christianity in the state, already has several cases, including one related to the death of a person. Talking to reporters on Saturday, Sawant said that the state government fully respects the right to religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution, but there will be no tolerance for forcing people to convert with the lure of money or other things.

Dominic D'Souza, a pastor operating in North Goa's Saligao, about 20 km from the capital Panaji, and his wife Joan were arrested on Thursday after two people filed separate complaints, a police official said. In these complaints, it was alleged that both were involved in conversion. The official had said that the pastor and his wife were allegedly motivating people to convert to Christianity by offering money or luring them to get treatment for the disease.

Sawant said that earlier also the cases of forced conversions allegedly by D'Souza had come to the notice of the police. He said a case was also registered against the pastor in connection with the death of a man, to whom he allegedly applied "miraculous oil". Sawant said that action has been taken against the priest as per law and the investigation will continue. The police have also booked the priest and his wife under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and indulging in willful and malicious acts with intent to outrage religious sentiments, besides drugs and miracles. A case has been registered under the provisions of the Remedy (Objectionable Advertisement) Act.

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