Goa CM Manohar Parrikar meets Amit Shah amid speculation of Cabinet berth

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New Delhi/Panaji, Nov 5: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday met BJP president Amit Shah amid reports that he may be inducted into the Union Cabinet.

There have been reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will expand his Cabinet before the winter session of Parliament and Parrikar's name is being mentioned as a possible Defence Minister.

He is also likely to meet Modi. Asked about the speculation that he may be inducted into the Cabinet, he said, "I can comment on it only after meeting the Prime Minister. Let the Prime Minister who has invited me comment."

Parrikar, who met Shah at his residence, left for Delhi in the morning cancelling a Cabinet meeting that was to take up the issue of mining lease policy.

Haryana BJP leader Virendra Singh, a prominent Jat face of the party who has left Congress to join it before Haryana Assembly elections, also met Shah in the evening.

PTI

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