With the recent demise of former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, there is now serious thinking into recommending his name for Bharat Ratna.
It need be mentioned that Bharat Ratna is the country’s highest civilian honour.
It is learnt that the Goa CM office might take a final call and nominate Parrikar’s name for the Bharat Ratna.
It is said that the idea is the brainchild of the current Goa CM Dr Pramod Sawant, as per sources.
The decision is yet to be formally conveyed to the allies which the government hopes they will wholeheartedly support.
The MGP, an ally of the Goa government has already announced that the new Zuari Bridge being built in South Goa will be named after Parrikar.
Parrikar, 63, lost the battle against life-threatening pancreatic cancer on March 17.