Panaji: The Tourism, Housing and Port
Administration portfolios, earlier handled by Fransisco Mickey
Pacheco who is on a run after the death of his woman friend,
has been allotted to NCP MLA Nilkant Halarnkar.
"All the portfolios earlier allotted to Fransisco Mickey
Pacheco will rest with Halarnkar," he said.
I have signed the order allotting the portfolios and sent
it to Governor Dr S S Sidhu, he said.
Halarnkar represents Thivim Assembly constituency and is
the Chairman of North Goa Planning and Development Authority
Pacheco has been accused of abetting death of 28-year-
old Nadia Torrado.
Halarnkar was sworn-in as a minister on June 8, two days
after Pacheco put down his papers and went into hiding.
The delay in allotting portfolios to Halarnkar had irked
NCP leaders, who met chief minister on Monday. Sources said a
few Congress ministers were lobbying hard to get Tourism
NCP had demanded that the Pacheco`s portfolios be given
to Halarnkar as it was part of coalition agreement between
them and Congress.