Goa CM Parrikar allots portfolios to Cabinet Ministers

Since this is a BJP-led government supported by two smaller parties and independents Manohar Parrikar has had to reward allies with key portfolios

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar asserts his govt would complete term

Manohar "Babu" Azgaonkar has been given the Tourism portfolio, Art and Culture with Govind Gaude rests to Govind Gaude while Francis D'Souza will retain his Urban development portfolio.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today distributed portfolios among nine ministers, keeping crucial ones like Home for himself.

The cabinet meeting, will also approve the Governor's Speech, which will be delivered on the second day of the Budget session that is March 23, he said informing that the three-day long Assembly session will commence from March 22 and will end with the presentation of annual financial statement 2017-18 on March 24.

March 20 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday allotted portfolios to his Cabinet Ministers.

MLA Sudin Dhavalikar was given the charge of the Public Works Department, which he had headed in the previous BJP government headed by Laxmikant Parsekar.

Independent MLA from Porvorim Rohan Khaunte has been given Revenue portfolio and Pandurang Madkaikar will handle Power Ministry.

Three MLAs of the Goa Forward Party, three of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents have pledged their support to Parrikar.

Three MLAs each of the MGP and the GFP, besides three Independents are supporting the BJP-led coalition government, while NCP's Churchill Alemao is supporting from outside.

The Parrikar-led government was sworn in on March 14, two days after the BJP staked claim to form government in Goa, despite ending up behind the Congress in the recently-concluded Assembly polls.

The BJP has 13 MLAs as against 17 of the Congress in the 40-member House.

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