Panaji, Sep 24: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will induct two MLAs in his cabinet today. The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to take place at 4 pm at Raj Bhavan at Dona Paula near the city.
According to sources, the MLAs to be inducted as ministers are Nilesh Cabral and Milind Naik. Both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs represent Curchorem and Mormugao constituencies respectively. The leaders will replace two ministers-- Urban Development Minister Francis D'Souza and Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar-- who have been dropped from the cabinet. The two leaders, who belong to BJP, are admitted to hospitals. While Mr Madkaikar is recuperating in a hospital in Mumbai, Mr D'Souza is in the USA.
Cabral is currently Chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) while Mr Naik held Power Minister in the earlier BJP government. UNI