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Goa CM Pramod Sawant allocates portfolios, retains Home and Finance – India Today

Pankaj Upadhyay

A notification was issued on Sunday, allotting portfolios to the eight MLAs of the BJP, who took oath on March 28 along with chief minister Pramod Sawant.

In his second term as the chief minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant has retained key Home and Finance portfolios while distributing ministries to his eight colleagues in the state cabinet.

Besides Home and Finance, the CM has also retained Personnel, Vigilance and Official Languages departments.

Rohan Khaunte has been given the responsibility of the plum Tourism, Information and Technology and Printing and Stationary departments.

Vishwajit Rane has been given Health and Town and Country Planning Portfolios along with Urban Development, Women and Child, and Forest departments.

Panaji MLA Atanasio Monserrate, who defeated former chief minister the late Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal from the Panaji seat, has been allotted Revenue, Labour and Waste Management portfolios.

Senior legislator Mauvin Godinho has been allotted Transport, Industries, Panchayat and Protocol ministries, while Ravi Naik has been given the Agriculture, Handicrafts, and Civil Supplies portfolios, as per the notification.

The crucial Public Works Department (PWD) portfolio has been allotted to Nilesh Cabral. He will also handle the departments of Legislative Affairs, Environment, and Law and Judiciary.

Subhash Shirodkar has been allotted the Water Resources, Cooperation and Provedoria (Institute Of Public Assistance) portfolios.

Govind Gaude will handle the Sports, Art and Culture and RDA ministries.

In the recently concluded elections in Goa, the BJP won 20 seats, one short of the majority in the 40-member House. Three independent MLAs and two legislators of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) have extended their support to the BJP.

(With PTI inputs)

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