Speaking to reporters here, Health Minister Laxmikant Parsenkar said, “Parrikar, with his intellect and work experience, should be included in the Union Government if the BJP is elected."He is an intellectual. He has a good grip on politics now.”

“By the virtue of his knowledge, experience and performance, he should be in the Union Cabinet."He (Parrikar) will be in demand," added Parsenkar, who has served twice as the state BJP president and is one of the senior state leaders.

Parrikar, who is often viewed as Modi's political aide, is considered progressive and one of the more acceptable faces of the BJP. Known for his innovations in leadership, Parrikar was also appointed head of the BJP's central good governance cell.

The Goa Chief Minister, who is also being publicly projected as a possible prime ministerial candidate by his friends and well wishers here, hinted some time back that this could be his last stint in the state legislative assembly.


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