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New Goa minister Pawaskar gets PWD portfolio

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

A day after being inducted into the Cabinet, Pawaskar was Thursday allotted the portfolio of (PWD) by Chief Pramod

A notification allotting the portfolio of and the museum department to Pawaskar, who has crossed over to the BJP from the MGP, was issued by (General Administration) Varsha Naik.

The portfolio was earlier held by MGP MLA Sudin Dhavalikar, who was dropped from the Cabinet Wednesday by the chief

Pawaskar was sworn-in late Wednesday night by Mridula Sinha, hours after he along with another broke away from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and joined the BJP.

A first-time MLA, Pawaskar won from the Sanvordem constituency of South in the 2017 polls.

Ajgaonkar and Pawaskar split from the parent party in the early hours of Wednesday, formed their own legislature wing and then merged it with the BJP, which is heading the coalition government in the coastal state.

The MGP, Goa's oldest regional party, had won three seats in the 2017 assembly polls. Now, the outfit, which once ruled Goa, is left with only - Dhavalikar.

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First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 18:10 IST