Manohar Parrikar is the Union Defence Minister, a senior BJP leader and Member of Parliament.
He is known for his intellect. An ex-IITian, Manohar Parrikar has displayed his organizational and administrative skills. Austerity has always been the hallmark of Parrikar.
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 quite an interesting one.
Prior to his new responsibility in Narendra Modi's cabinet, Parrikar was serving as the Chief Minister of Goa.
He is the first IIT graduate to become the Chief Minister. Parrikar is a technocrat, a taskmaster and a workaholic.
He is known to be quite an informal person and is easily approachable.
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