Pointing out that he had the right to induct Alina into the cabinet under the Constitution of India, he informed that he will not do so thus respecting the Election Commission.
He informed that Alina would be inducted after the Cortalim by-poll, where she would be contesting on BJP ticket. The by-poll was necessitated following the sudden demise of Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha.
It may be recalled that Adv. Aires Rodrigues had complained to the EC against state government’s decision to induct Alina ahead of Cortalim by-poll.