After resuming charge on Friday morning, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar expressed his gratitude to everyone who prayed for his speedy recovery.

In a video address, Parrikar also sought the blessings of the people of Goa assuring them of working for the state’s development and betterment.

“When I was unwell, thanks to your support, blessings and prayers I have returned to work, after the treatment. I ask God for your blessing to remain and I want to assure you that for the development and good of Goa I will continue to serve you,” Parrikar said in Konkani.

Parrikar resumed work on Friday, a day after returning to India from the United States. For the last three months, the 62-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was undergoing treatment in the US for an ailment.

Before assuming charge, the Goa CM visited the Mahalaxmi Temple in Panaji and offered prayers.

A visibly weak Parrikar arrived in Mumbai on Thursday evening from where he took a flight to Goa. Accompanied by members of his family, a medical team and officials of the Chief Minister’s Office, Parrikar was welcomed by Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Director General of Police Muktesh Chander at the Dabolim International Airport.

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Parrikar, who was wearing a light blue shirt, briefly waved at the waiting mediapersons on the way to his private residence in Panaji.