Parrikar cabinet to be sworn in on 9 March at Campal

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 07 March 2012 22:43 IST

Manohar Parrikar will be sworn in as the chief minister of 12th Assembly on Friday, 9 March of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government.

Though for the third time, Parrikar would be the chief minister for the first time, having absolute majority of his own party MLAs.

In spite of having 21 MLAs of the BJP in the 40-member House, Parrikar today staked claim to form the government along with three-member Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and two independents – Avertano Furtado and Benjamin Silva.

A letter signed by 26 MLAs-elect was submitted to Governor K Narayanan.

The swearing in ceremony is being planned at the Campal grounds in Panaji and not at Raj Bhavan, at 5.30 pm.

Parrikar was accompanied by central BJP leaders – Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Aarti Mehra to meet the governor.

Though Parrikar declined to disclose, he is expected to be sworn in with a team of around seven ministers.

Both Dhawalikar brothers – Sudin and Dipak – from the MGP are likely to be sworn in.

The rest five are likely to be senior BJP legislators – Francis D’Souza, Matanhy Saldhana, Laxmikant Parsekar, Rajendra Arlekar and Dayanand Mandrekar.

The second phase of swearing in may take place after the budget is presented in the Assembly.

“My first priority would be to present the budget and get the Lokayukta constituted”, he told the media persons at the Raj Bhavan.

 He has thus requested the governor to expedite and get the consent of the President of India to the Lokayukta bill passed by the Assembly.

 Earlier in the day, Parrikar was formally elected the legislator party leader in the presence of the central leaders.

They also met three MGP men and two independents.

Meanwhile, Mickky Pacheco’s Goa Vikas Party has rendered unconditional support to the new government.

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Lot of expectation are on this Govt, and I am sure they will meet our expectation.

All the very Best to Mr. Parrikar and his team.

- Yogesh Naik, Mapusa | 10 th March 2012 15:21


Congratulations Bjp elected assembly members.

Mr.Parrikar, give priority to minority who has shown faith in you once again,unlike last term don't neglect minority(Muslims) of their employment quota.wish you and newly crowned ministers all the success and unbiased politics and free of corruption.

- Akbar khan, Dubai | 10 th March 2012 10:12


Congratulation Mr. Parrakar, all the best without fear of losing the MLA, this 5 year is for the progress of GOA, last time within short period you have proved and this time your will show for sure, when petrol wants to be reduced please alow for the one with GOAN ID only.


- Amir, Dubai | 09 th March 2012 19:31


There is lot of expectation on this Govt, and I am sure our expectations will be fulfilled.

All the very Best to Mr. Parrikar and his team.

- Yogesh Naik, Mapusa | 09 th March 2012 17:24


Hope Mr. Parrikar also takes up the case of alleged Land Conversion Scam involving 24.7 crore as indicted in IT report. This will help to push the remaining corrupt elements if any, out of the Goa Polical System.

- JoeGoaUk, Agassaim | 08 th March 2012 09:16


So the Congress Fat cats have started to come out with excuses for their loss

Digambar Kamat " Congress would have won if they have declared him as the chief ministerial candidate before the start of the elections"

Alemao " The EVM's were rigged"

and icing on the cake - Micky Mouse Pachelo "I have a very good rapport with Mr Parrikar and that will never keep me in the opposition "

Mr.CM please keep this thug who has a case pending against him for slapping and threatening a junior engineer from Electricty department and who also happens to be our colleague from GEC....1 mile away from you and your office ...

Finally....all the looser congress MLA's..Please own up to the thrashing/bashing/kick outside the door people of Goa have given you guys..finally they realized how much you have screwed Goa in the last 20 years only and only for your benefit time to shut up and introspect !!!!

Cheers !!!!!!

- Datta Shirodkar, Houston TX | 08 th March 2012 08:10


Wiser sense prevailed, at long last! Reins of Goa in the Right & Deserving hands. March on Mr. Parrikar team.

- Padmakar MP, Porvorim | 08 th March 2012 07:07


Congratulations and all the best to the new.GOVERNMENT

- Cruz C Fernandes, Melbourne Australia | 08 th March 2012 04:58


i am sure Mr Parrikar will clear all the mess created by previous ruling party (read as fooling party) in time. hope he gets all the positive support needed from his own party.

- Saiyesh Mahambrey, Porvorim | 08 th March 2012 00:36


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