Alina is Forest & Environment minister

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 11 June 2012 17:37 IST

Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha has been allotted forest and environment portfolios.

The same portfolios which her late husband Matanhy was handling have been allotted to her, except the tourism portfolio.

After Matanhy’s sudden death on 21 March, tourism portfolio was allotted to Saligao MLA Dilip Parulekar, in the second phase of cabinet expansion.

Alina was elected unopposed from Cortalim on 21 May.

She is the only woman minister in the Manohar Parrikar cabinet.

In fact the BJP did not have a single ticket allotted to a woman candidate in the Assembly election held in March this year.

Following Jennifer Monseratte, wife of Babush, from Congress, Alina is the second woman to enter the Goa Assembly during this term.

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There comes the Lioness, keep it up and save Goan forest and environment clean of corruption. good luck.

- John W D Souza, Margoa Goa | 19 th June 2012 22:42


Sincere and best wishes to dear hopes she will do the needful to protect and conserve our forest wealth ,wild life and environment from the habitual offenders who were protected during the corrupt congress regime .Carry on Alina with a punishing cane in your hand .All the v best to you,again !

- Lina Vaz, Betal batim | 12 th June 2012 09:39


Congratulations Alina ! Right portfolio given to you to fulfill Matanhy's dreams of keeping Goa clean & green. God Bless You!

- A. Pinto, Olaulim | 11 th June 2012 18:29


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