Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar retiring from politics?

New Delhi(dnaindia): Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly hinted at retiring from politics.

Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar, a former Goa chief minister, speaking at a function in Mapusa town of Panaji, said he does not feel inclined to take up big responsibilities.

“After 60 (years), one has to think about retirement. I turn 60 on December 13, therefore, I had started thinking about retirement two-three years back. I have to intensify that, therefore, I don’t feel inclined to take up big responsibilities,” reported IANS.

Parrikar also stated that his attention would linger on Goa and that if the state government veers onto the wrong path, he would endeavour to bring it back on track.

In 2014, Parrikar was inducted into the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance.

He has also served as chief minister of Goa.