CM himself is bed-ridden yet continues to hold the post: Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar

 Panaji : Two ailing ministers in the BJP-led coalition government were dropped from the Goa cabinet on Monday, to make way for the induction of two others from the party into the the 12-member cabinet.

A government statement said that BJP MLA from Mormugao, Milind Naik, a former Power Minister, and BJP MLA from Curchorem, Nilesh Cabral, would be inducted into the state cabinet later in the day. The ministers who have been dropped from the cabinet are Francis D’Souza, who holds the Urban Development Ministry portfolio and Pandurang Madkaikar, who was in-charge of the Power Ministry.

Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Monday termed Parrikar’s decision to drop two ministers from the state cabinet on health ground as ‘laughable and hypocrite’.

Chodankar said that the CM  himself is bed-ridden yet continues to hold the post.

Parrikar to continue as CM: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Sunday confirmed a report that Manohar Parrikar will continue as the chief minister and there shall be change of the portfolios in his cabinet. His confirmation came in a tweet that says: “After discussion with the core team of the party in Goa, it has been decided that Manohar Parrikar will continue leading the state government.

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