Alina to be inducted on Friday

PTI, PANAJI | 03 June 2012 22:10 IST

Alina Saldanha, the BJP candidate who was elected unopposed in the recent Cortalim by-poll, would be inducted into the Goa Cabinet on June 8.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has confirmed this.

Alina would take oath as a Member of Legislative Assembly on June 4, Parrikar told reporters last evening here.

The Chief Minister said she would be given some "lighter portfolios" for now, as she was a newcomer in politics.

Alina's late husband Matanhy Saldanha was a minister in the Parrikar Cabinet.

His untimely death necessitated the by-election.

She was elected unopposed on May 21 as all the other candidates, including that of Congress, withdrew from the fray. 

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We look forward to having a well respected lady and an educationist like Alina Saldanha who will walk in her husband our Matanhy Bab's footsteps to stand up for Goa.

- Jonathan Carvalho, Cortalim | 04 th June 2012 13:10

 

Congratulation's Mrs Saldanha. Your late husband was a great politician, humble, honest, and had great passion for GOA. May the lord give you immense courage and strength to go about doing the duties for the people of GOA.

- Avinash, Kamat | 03 rd June 2012 23:33

 

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