First IITian to become Chief Minister of a state in India?

A trivia for you:

Who is the First IITian to become Chief Minister of a state in India?

Answer: Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar, the first IITian to become the Chief Minister of a state in 2000 (Goa), is all set to become the CM of Goa, the third time.

A metallurgical engineer from IIT-Bombay, Mr. Parrikar is known for his clean image, blunt comments and development initiatives.

Parrikar, now 56, was first elected to the Goa legislative assembly in 1994 from Panjim. He never changed his constituency ever since. He became CM of Goa in 2000; becoming the first IITian to head a state government in India. But the stint was rather short, when he had to demit office in early 2002. He returned to power a few months later but quit again in 2005, when some MLAs withdrew support to him.

In the 2012 Goa Assembly polls, Parrikar led BJP, got a clear majority which is almost 70 percent.

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