Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar

Date of Birth : December 13, 1955
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Manohar Parrikar (born December 13, 1955, Mapusa, Goa) is an Indian politician and the Chief Minister of Goa from 2000 to 2005.He graduated from IIT Bombay in 1978. He is the first IIT graduate to become the Chief Minister of any Indian state ever. He also has been awarded by IIT Bombay with Distinguished Alumnus Award 2001.

He is from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the first from his party to become the Chief Minister. He was first elected to the Second Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa in 1994. He was the leader of the opposition from June to November 1999. He first became the Chief Minister of Goa on October 24, 2000 but could only last till February 27, 2002. In June 2002, he was re-elected to the assembly and was elected Chief Minister again (on June 5, 2002).

He is credited with bringing the BJP to power in Goa. He is also credited with single handedly bringing the IFFI to Goa, and creating more international quality infrastructure in Goa for the event in a short time than any other former government. He was instrumental in initiating various social upliftment schemes like Dayanand Samajik Suraksha Yojana , which provides financial assistance to senior citizens, the Cyberage Scheme which provides computers to students thus ushering in a tech-ready student community, CM Rojgar Yojana, etc. He is also credited with bringing in the best talent into government as Advisors including eminent persons like, Dr. Anupam Saraph as the IT and Governance Advisor and retired Chief Secretary R. C. Sinha as the SEZ Advisor. Along with his Advisors he was able to get Goa as the Best governed State in India for three years in a row in independent surveys of the Planning Commission of India and India Today.

Widely respected even amongst his rivals, his personal integrity is beyond doubt, a rare attribute in politics. Known to be a man of action and principles, Mr.Parrikar is known as Mr. Clean in Goa.

On January 29, 2005, his government was reduced to a minority after 4 BJP MLAs resigned from the House. Parrikar claimed that he could prove his majority and he has proved that in February 2005.After continued disputes, the state was put under president’s rule in March 2005, but in June 2005, opposition leader Pratapsingh Rane was allowed to become chief minister.

Manohar Parrikar sworn as Goa Chief Minister

Manohar Parrikar has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa at a ceremony here attended by the top party leaders on Friday. Senior BJP leaders including BJP president Nitin Gadkari, LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash...

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Manohar Parrikar take oath for Goa CM post today

The hero of BJP's election victory in Goa Manohar Parrikar will be sworn in as chief minister of the state by governor K Sankarnarayanan at SAG grounds, Campal, Panaji, at 5pm on Friday, March 9. The first batch of cabinet...

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Manohar Parrikar all set to become Goa CM

Manohar Parrikar is all set to become chief minister of Goa for the third time after the BJP-MGP combine lapped up 24 seats to rule the 40-member House. Bharatiya Janata Party legislative wing on Wednesday unanimously elected Parrikar as its...

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Goa Election: BJP worker injured in Stone throwing

Goa assembly election,a BJP supporter was injured when unknown persons pelted stones at an election public meeting of Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar in Shiroda constituency here, police said on Friday. According to eye witnesses, a crowd of around 600...

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BJP wants to encash of mining issue

After exposing the Digambar Kamat led government on illegal mining front, Goa BJP has now woven its election campaign around the raging issue, promising people to save legal mines and providing them amenities through revenue earned from iron ore exports. Leader...

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