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Pramod Sawant sworn in as new Goa CM, along with 2 deputies

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 March 2019, 7:51 IST

Amidst Congress' claim to form a government, BJP's Pramod Sawant has sworned in as the new Goa Chief Minister. Sawant succeeded late Manohar Parrikar as Goa CM with an unprecedented two deputies -- one from each alliance partner, namely, Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Vijay Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at around 1:40 am.

BJP President Amit Shah, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP Goa MLAs including Pramod Sawant had earlier arrived at a Hotel in Panaji for a meeting over new CM, reported news agency ANI.

This shows BJP's two Allies Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Forward Party (GFP) agreed with two Deputy Chief Minister posts in Goa, which has a cabinet of 12.

Sudhin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Vijay Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party will be the two deputy Chief Minister of Goa.

Pramod Sawant: All about BJP's choice for the Goa CM post

  • Dr. Pramod Sawant BJP leader and the Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly. Pramod Sawant represents the Sanquelim constituency in the Goa Legislative Assembly.
  • Sawant holds a BAMS degree and is an Ayurveda practitioner by profession.
  • Pramod Sawant’s wife Sulakshana is a teacher by profession and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and currently the President of the Goa unit of the BJP Mahila Morcha

Where BJP has 12 MLAs in the 36-member State Legislative Assembly, Congress has 14 MLAs. Being the largest party in the state, Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar met Governor Mridula Sinha on Monday afternoon to stake claim to form a government.

First published: 18 March 2019, 19:46 IST
 
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