Goa political crisis: BJP ministers Francis D'Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet

BJP president Amit Shah had said that Manohar Parrikar would continue in his post and announced that a reshuffle of the state's ministers would soon take place.

Press Trust of India September 24, 2018 11:10:21 IST
Goa political crisis: BJP ministers Francis D'Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet

Panaji: Two ministers have been dropped from the Manohar Parrikar cabinet in Goa, the chief minister's office (CMO) said on Monday.

The BJP's Francis D'Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar have been ailing for some time and are admitted at hospitals. The development comes at a time when the chief minister is undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

Goa political crisis BJP ministers Francis DSouza and Pandurang Madkaikar dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet

File image of Manohar Parrikar. Reuters

D'Souza, who was heading the urban development department, and Madkaikar, who was the power minister, have been dropped from the cabinet, according to an official in the CMO. D'Souza is currently admitted at a hospital in the USA, while Madkaikar, who had suffered a brain stroke in June, is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai.

Two BJP leaders — Nilesh Cabral and Milind Naik — will be sworn in as ministers on Monday evening, the official said. Naik was the power minister in the previous Laxmikant Parsekar-led cabinet, while Cabral would be sworn in for the first time.

BJP president Amit Shah had said on Sunday that Parrikar would continue in his post and announced that a reshuffle of the state's ministers would soon take place.

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