Nilesh Cabral

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Nilesh Cabral
Minister of Power
Government of Goa
Assumed office
24 September 2018[1]
Chief MinisterManohar Parrikar
Preceded byPandurang Madkaikar
Minister of Non-Conventional Energy
Government of Goa
Assumed office
24 September 2018[1]
Chief MinisterManohar Parrikar
Preceded byPandurang Madkaikar
Minister of Law & Judiciary
Government of Goa
Chief MinisterManohar Parrikar
Preceded byFrancis D'Souza[2]
Minister of Legislative Affairs
Government of Goa
Assumed office
24 September 2018
Preceded byFrancis D'Souza[2]
Chairman
Goa Tourism Development Corporation
In office
April 2017 – 7 November 2018
Preceded byNilesh Cabral
Succeeded byDayanand Sopte[3][4]
Chairman
Goa Tourism Development Corporation
In office
24 April 2012 – 9 January 2017
Preceded byShyam Satardekar[5]
Succeeded byNilesh Cabral
Member of Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
16 March 2017[6]
Preceded byNilesh Cabral
ConstituencyCurchorem
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
7 March 2012 – 2017
Preceded byShyam Satardekar
Succeeded byNilesh Cabral
ConstituencyCurchorem
President, Goa Chess Association
Assumed office
June 2017[7]
Preceded byVinay Tendulkar
Personal details
Born (1970-07-10) 10 July 1970 (age 51)
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceHouse No.2281/A, Flat No. TF-3,‘Ramalayam’ Building, Guardian Angel Church Road, Bepquegal, Curchorem, Goa, 403706[8]
Alma materGovernment Polytechnic, Panaji
ProfessionEngineer[9]

Nilesh Cabral (born 10 July 1972) is an Indian politician and a cabinet Minister in the Government of Goa headed by Manohar Parrikar.[10] He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and represents the Curchorem constituency in the Goa Legislative Assembly.[11] Cabral holds the portfolios of Power, Non-Conventional Energy, Law & Judiciary as well as Legislative Affairs.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Nilesh Cabral was born on 10 July 1972.[8] An engineer,[9] Cabral earned a Diploma in Mining and Mine Surveying from the Government Polytechnic, Panaji in 1992.[13]

By profession, Cabral is a transport contractor as well as barge owner.[13] He owns several trucks and earth moving machines.[14] He is the Chairman of the Goa Chess Association since June 2017.[15][7]

Career[edit]

Cabral was once a close confidante of Shyam Satardekar and also worked for the latter's victory in the 2007 Goa Legislative Assembly election. But later, differences arose between Satardekar and Cabral.[14] Cabral first contested the 2012 Goa Legislative Assembly election from Curchorem as a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party, defeating Shyam Satardekar of the Indian National Congress. In 2012, Cabral was seen as an "outsider" as he did not belong to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh cadre.[14] After his victory in the 2012 Goa Legislative Assembly election, Nilesh Cabral was appointed the Chairman of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation. He served in this position from 24 April 2012 to 9 January 2017.[8]

He successfully contested the 2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election and was elected from the Curchorem constituency as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.[6] He was once again appointed the Chairman of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation in April 2017 and held the post till 7 November 2018.[3]

Since 24 September 2018, Cabral is the Cabinet Minister of Power, Non-Conventional Energy, Law & Judiciary as well as Legislative Affairs[12] in the Government of Goa.

In 2020, Cabral said that he was ready to debate with his Delhi counterpart over the electricity models in their respective jurisdictions, and not with an official of the Delhi Jal Board.[16] Raghav Chadha traveled from Delhi to Goa to debate; however, later on, the debate took place between Valmiki Naik and Nilesh Cabral [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2 ailing Goa ministers dropped, replaced; Cong cries hypocrisy - india news - Hindustan Times". 6 October 2018. Archived from the original on 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Goa: Parrikar allots more portfolios to ministers, retains key ones with himself - india news - Hindustan Times". 6 October 2018. Archived from the original on 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). goaprintingpress.gov.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". www.heraldgoa.in. Archived from the original on 9 November 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Tourism circuit on west coast - Surat News - Times of India". 8 November 2018. Archived from the original on 8 November 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ a b (PDF). 24 September 2018 https://web.archive.org/web/20180924144315/http://goaprintingpress.gov.in/downloads/1617/1617-49-SII-EOG-3.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2018. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ a b "The Goan EveryDay: Cabral to head Goa Chess Association". 21 October 2018. Archived from the original on 21 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b c (PDF). 25 September 2018 https://web.archive.org/web/20180925101252/http://www.goavidhansabha.gov.in/uploads/members/56_promember_NCABRAL-17.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2018. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ a b "Nilesh Cabral's catapult from the wings to centre stage - Goa News - Times of India". 8 November 2018. Archived from the original on 8 November 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  10. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20180925100009/https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/milind-naik-nilesh-cabral-inducted-in-parrikars-cabinet/articleshow/65936597.cms?>
  11. ^ "Goa Legislative Assembly". 25 September 2018. Archived from the original on 25 September 2018.
  12. ^ a b (PDF). 25 September 2018 https://web.archive.org/web/20180925101112/http://goaprintingpress.gov.in/downloads/1819/1819-25-SII-EOG-2.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2018. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). docs2.myneta.info. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ a b c "Nilesh Cabral's catapult from the wings to centre stage - Goa News - Times of India". 25 September 2018. Archived from the original on 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Goa Chess gets a shot in the arm - Times of India". 21 October 2018. Archived from the original on 21 October 2018.
  16. ^ Will debate Goa & Delhi power models with Delhi counterpart: Goa power minister Nilsh Cabral, Times of India, 16 November 2020
  17. ^ "The Power Debate", YouTube, Prudent Media Goa, 25 November 2020

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