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Alina Saldanha gets environment, forest portfolios

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Saldanha is the only woman member in the Parrikar cabinet and was assigned the departments after she agreed to head them, the chief minister said.

"I have given environment and forest portfolios to her," Parikkar said.

Saldanha was elected unopposed from Cortalim constituency in the byelection necessitated after demise of her husband Matanhy Saldanha who was minister in the Parrikar cabinet.

She was inducted in the state cabinet last weekend.

Her rivals D'Sa (Congress) and Ramakant Borkar (Independent) had withdrawn from the fray for the bypoll held on June 4.

  

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BJP MLA Alina Saldanha was today assigned Environment and Forest portfolios by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar days after she was inducted into the state cabinet.

Saldanha is the only woman member in the Parrikar cabinet and was assigned the departments after she agreed to head them, the chief minister said.

"I have given environment and forest portfolios to her," Parikkar said.

Saldanha was elected unopposed from Cortalim constituency in the byelection necessitated after demise of her husband Matanhy Saldanha who was minister in the Parrikar cabinet.

She was inducted in the state cabinet last weekend.

Her rivals D'Sa (Congress) and Ramakant Borkar (Independent) had withdrawn from the fray for the bypoll held on June 4.

  
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