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Three Goa MPs found place as Ministers at Centre, two in fray for LS polls


Panaji, April 8 (IANS) Though Goa is a tiny state, three of its Members of Parliament out of the 18 persons elected so far, got an opportunity to serve as ministers at the Centre. Two of them are now in the Lok Sabha election fray from North Goa.Congress leader Eduardo Faleiro, then MGP leader and now a member of the Congress, advocate Ramakant Khalap, and BJP leader Shripad Naik have so far found a place at the Centre as Ministers of State. BJP leader Manohar Parrikar was Union Minister for Defence, who was not elected from Goa, but was the Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh.Ramakant Khalap during his two-year tenure from 1996, was a Union Minister of State for Law (Independent Charge) and made major contributions in enacting the Arbitration Act of India and drafting amendments to ‘ The Code of Civil Procedure of India and ‘The Code of Criminal Procedures of India’. He had also introduced the ‘Women’s Reservation Bill’ during his tenure.Khalap who is active in social programs, is now contesting against Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik from North Goa.Shripad Naik is the big name in Goan

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