Vijai for early allocation of more portfolios

PANAJI: Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said that the new Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will have to necessarily allocate some of the portfolios to his cabinet ministers, which Parrikar was holding in his government.

“Today, the new Chief Minister has allocated the portfolios, which we already held in the Parrikar government, but then he will have to also allocate other portfolios to us, as early as possible,” Sardesai stressed, pointing out, “Once he allocates these new portfolios to us, we will have newer responsibilities of getting ready to make policies.”

The Deputy Chief Minister also said that if the ministers are allocated their new portfolio by April, then they would be able to study the same, as one does in an orientation course, and prepare themselves by May-end, when the election code of conduct would be lifted.