Manohar Parrikar appointed Goa chief minister
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar was appointed Goa chief minister on Sunday after BJP concluded hectic negotiations+ with regional parties and independents to stitch up the numbers to form a government.
Governor Mridula Sinha invited Parrikar to form the government+ after he staked claim and showed the support of 21 MLAs. The governor has asked Parrikar to prove majority in the assembly+ within 15 days of assuming charge. Parrikar’s candidature was cleared by the BJP parliamentary board on Sunday evening. On Monday, he resigned as the defence minister. He will take oath as the chief minister on Tuesday at 5 pm, sources said.