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Parrikar keeps Home, other important portfolios to himself; allocates nine

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has handed out portfolios to his newly sworn in ministers with MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar retaining the significant Public Works Department portfolio while the Goa Forward’s Vijai Sardesai has managed to secure the Town and Country Planning Department portfolio.

21st March 2017, 06:41 Hrs

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PANAJI

Parrikar has kept to himself portfolios like that of the Home, Finance, Personnel, General Administration, usually associated with the Chief Minister’s Office but besides that has also retained the portfolio of Transport.
Crucial portfolios such as education, environment and forests, industries, sports, etc, which are yet to be handed out will also remain with the chief minister.
The MGP’s Manohar Azgaonkar has been given the prized portfolio of Tourism, which reports suggested was being eyed by both Calangute MLA Michael Lobo as well as Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral. Neither have been made ministers yet.
Francisco Souza retains his Urban Development Ministry, while party colleague Pandurang Madkaikar is given charge of the power 
ministry.
Independent legislator Rohan Khaunte is given charge of Revenue, while his ‘independent’ colleague Govind Gaude has been made minister of Art and Culture.
The Goa Forward’s Vinod Paliencar secured the Water Resources department succeeding the man he defeated Dayanand Mandrekar while Jayesh Salgaocar was given charge of Housing with Housing Board.


QUOTE-ROOM
My work at TCP won’t be limited only to the ODP and the Regional Plan
—Vijay Sardesai
Completion of Zuari bridge, and six-lane bridges of Banastari and Borim would be a top priority
—Sudin Dhavalikar
I want to redo the Municipal Act, which is outdated, as early as possible to make councillors declare their assets 
—Francis D’Souza 

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