Alina is minister; Assembly from 12 July

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 08 June 2012 18:55 IST

Alina Saldanha with Governor & CM

Alina Saldanha, who replaced her late husband Matanhy in Cortalim constituency, was sworn in as the minister in Manohar Parrikar cabinet.

She would be given portfolios on Monday.

The cabinet post was kept vacant by Parrikar after Matanhy, former tourism minister, suddenly died on 21 March.

Alina was later fielded as Cortalim candidate by the BJP.

She was elected unopposed on 21 May.

Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo administered her the oath of office and secrecy.

Several ministers and MLAs attended the function held at Durbar hall at Cabo Raj Bhavan.

Meanwhile, the monsoon Assembly session would begin on 12 July, to be concluded on 8 August. 

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Congratulations to Alina.

Your husband was a good human being and was widely respected for his commitment to work for the welfare of the people.

We hope and wish that you will keep up his name.

Best of luck.

- Francisco G. Lourenco, England | 10 th June 2012 17:21


which politican has come into politics to serve people.

they only serve the swiss bank and its economy.

- Aaron Noronha, kuwait | 09 th June 2012 02:30


Another educated minister in Mr Parrikar's Ministry, 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, GOA | 08 th June 2012 23:46


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