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Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar
|Date of Birth|| Dec 13, 1955|
|Birth Place||Mapusa, North Goa|
|Mother||Smt. Radhabai Parrikar|
|Residence||Address: House No. 12/182 Khorlim-Mapusa, Goa – 403507|
|Marriage||He is married to Medha Parrikar.|
|Schooling||He studied at Loyola High School.|
|Education||He completed his secondary education in Marathi and went on to graduate in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay in 1978.|
|Occupation||An Active Politician And the Chief Minister of Goa.|
|Start of politics||He was first elected to the Second Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa in 1994.|
|Political career as Chief Minister of State (In 1999 till 2012)|
- 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 Feb 27, 2002.
- In June 2002: he was re-elected to the assembly and was elected Chief Minister again (on June 5, 2002).
- 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.
- In 2007: the Parrikar as a candidate of BJP, was defeated in the Goa state elections by the Indian National Congress led by Digambar Kamat.
- His party became victorious once again after the BJP and won against INC in the Goa Goa Assembly Elections held in March 2012. At the time of elections he also restored his Chief Minister position.
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Preceded by||Digambar Kamat|
|Portfolio||Minister of Defence|
|Role in National Politics||Acknowledging his pioneering work, which put Goa on path of development, he was conferred as “The Best Chief Minister”. 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.|
|As the Chief Minister of Goa (2012)||Manohar Parrikar is an Indian politician who has been Chief Minister of Goa since Mar 9, 2012 to Nov, 2014|
|Awards and recognitions|
- 2001: He was awarded by IIT Bombay with the Distinguished Alumnus Award because he is the first IIT graduate to become the Chief Minister of any Indian state.
- 2012: CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in politics category.
About Manohar Parrikar
Manohar Parrikar is all set to be inducted in the Narendra Modi government as the new Defence Minister, giving relief to an overburdened Arun Jaitley, who was looking after the Defence Ministry as well as the Finance Ministry at the same time. Parrikar is expected to be sworn in as the new Union Minister on November 9, 2014 during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Accordingly, he has already resigned from the Goa Chief Minister’s position, which has been filed up by Laxmikant Parsekar.
Many thought that 59-year-old Manohar Parrikar reached the zenith of his political career when he became Chief Minister of Goa. However, the scenario changed in the last one week when the news started flashing that he may be inducted in the Union cabinet.
Manohar Parrikar had in the past showed his administrative as well as organisational skills to run the BJP government in Goa. This is one of the reasons why Narendra Modi wanted a senior and efficient person to relieve Arun Jaitley from his overburdened position. Parrikar’s journey from IIT Bombay to Indian political landscape is fascinating and his upcoming swearing in as the next Defence Minister of India is going to open up a new vista of in his political career.
Manohar Parrikar's Early Life
Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar was born on December 13, 1955 in Goa’s Mapusa. He did his schooling (primary as well as secondary) from Margao itself. His completed his schooling from Loyola High School, where Marathi was the medium of education. After that he got admitted to IIT-Bombay in metallurgical engineering and graduated in the year 1978. In the year 2001, he received his Distinguished Alumnus Award from his renowned institute. He was married to Medha Parrikar and the couple was blessed with two sons. However, in the year 2000 his wife died of cancer.
Political Career of Manohar Parrikar
His journey from being an IITian to Chief Minister of Goa and now the Defence Minister of Goa is fascinating. Though the road involved bumpy rides but he made it through more or less smoothly.
His political career started in the year 1994, when he became an MLA in the Goa Assembly. He soon climbed the organisational as well as legislative ladder to become opposition leader in the Goa Assembly in 1999 (from June to November). Parrikar went on to become the Goa CM on October 24, 2000 and continued to be so till February 27, 2002. However, he again became CM on June 5, 2002.
His government became a minority one on January 29, 2005. But Manohar Parrikar manoeuvred election machinery well and made a comeback in March 2012 Assembly elections with BJP and allies winning 24 constituencies. He was the Chief Minister of Goa until November 8, 2014, the date of his resigning from the position to assume another important position at the centre.
Important positions held by Manohar Parrikar
- 1988: He joined BJP and after he entered into the Politics.
- 1994: Elected to the Second Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa in first time.
- 1994 -2001: General Secretary & Spokesman, Bharatiya Janata Party on the Goa State.
- 24th October 2000 to 27th February 2002: Chief Minister and held portfolios of Home, Personal Finance, General Administration and Education.
- 5 June 2002: He was re-elected and became the Chief Minister again.
- une 2002: Re-elected to the Fourth Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa.
- June 2007: Re-elected to the Fifth Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa. Leader of the Opposition.
Last Updated on 22 February, 2017.