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Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar becomes Goa CM

  • Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, Defence Minister, Lakshmikant Parsekar, BJP
    Manohar Parrikar after being sworn-in as Goa Chief Minister

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manohar Parrikar was finally sworn-in as the new Goa chief minister after the Supreme Court dismissed the rival Congress party’s plea to stay the swearing-in.

  • Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, Defence Minister, Lakshmikant Parsekar, BJP
    Manohar Parrikar being greeted by BJP President Amit Shah and Union minister Nitin Gadkari

    Goa Governor Mridula Sinha administered the oath of office and secrecy to Parrikar and nine ministers at a simple ceremony held at Governor House

  • Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, Defence Minister, Lakshmikant Parsekar, BJP
    Goa's new Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar being greeted by his predecessor Lakshmikant Parsekar

    Parrikar cabinet included all three members of the Goa Front party, two each from BJP and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two independents.

  • Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, Defence Minister, Lakshmikant Parsekar, BJP
    Goa's new Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar during the swearing-in ceremony in Panaji

    Parrikar can add two more ministers in future since the constitutional cap on the size of the ministry in Goa is 12

  • Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, Defence Minister, Lakshmikant Parsekar, BJP
    BJP leader Manohar Parrikar taking oath as Goa's new Chief Minister at a swearing-in ceremony in Panaji

    BJP president Amit Shah and federal highways minister Nitin Gadkari, who played the decisive role as BJP’s Goa in-charge in sewing up post-poll coalition, attended the function.

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