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    Goa Cabinet to be reshuffled this afternoon

    Published on July 13, 2019

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will reshuffle his Cabinet today replacing four ministers.

    The swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 p.m. Mr Sawant disclosed this on returning to Goa from New Delhi after meeting the BJP’s Central leadership late last night.

    The Chief Minister said that three members from the BJP-led  Government’s coalition partner Goa Forward Party and independent MLA Rohan Khaunte would be dropped from the cabinet.

    He informed that three MLAs who merged with BJP from Congress recently would be inducted into the state cabinet on Saturday while the fourth replacement would be a BJP MLA.

    Last Wednesday, 10 Congress MLAs joined the BJP, increasing the party’s strength to 27 in the 40-member Goa Assembly.

    This would be the second Cabinet reshuffle undertaken by Mr Sawant since he took charge as Chief Minister over three months ago.

    Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker of Goa Assembly Michael Lobo has resigned from the post. He told media persons that he has resigned as he will be inducted into the cabinet.

    Chief Minister Pramod Sawant would induct four new members into his cabinet by replacing three members of ally Goa Forward Party and an Independent legislator as Ministers.

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