Parrikar to retain BJP ministers of last time
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2012, 20:26
Panaji: BJP's Chief Minister-designate in Goa, Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that all the BJP ministers from his 2005 cabinet would find place in the new dispensation, and the budget would be presented around March 24.

"There are five ministers who were in my old cabinet. They will be sworn-in again," Parrikar said, adding that the complete composition of the ministry would be decided later tonight.

The BJP leader will take oath of office tomorrow evening at Sports Authority of Goa ground in Campal here.

Party sources said that alongwith Parrikar, five ministers from BJP and two from ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) would take oath tomorrow.

Parrikar said that soon after the swearing-in, there will be a cabinet meeting which will list out the priorities.

"I will hand over the list of priorities to the Chief Secretary after the cabinet meeting," he said.

BJP-MGP alliance will start implementing the manifesto immediately but it would take little time to deliver, he said.

"People also know that it takes time to deliver. First of all, whatever mess that has been created by Digambar Kamat-led government would be reviewed."

He also said that 'putting in place the state administration' was top on his agenda.

In the 2012 election, corruption, unemployment and price rise were the issues on which people voted, he said.


First Published: Thursday, March 08, 2012, 20:26

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