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Pramod Sawant takes oath as Chief Minister of Goa for second term

Pramod Sawant was handpicked by the BJP to head the government in Goa after the demise of Manohar Parrikar in 2019. This is his second term as the CM.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 29, 2022 11:56 IST
BJP leader Pramod Sawant takes oath as Chief Minister of
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BJP leader Pramod Sawant takes oath as Chief Minister of Goa 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Sawant on Monday took oath as the Chief Minister of Goa for the second consecutive term. Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai administered him the oath of office and secrecy at an event organised at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Stadium, Panaji. Eight other BJP MLAs also took oath as Cabinet ministers today. The event was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and other Ministers. BJP national president JP Nadda and Chief Ministers of several BJP-ruled states including Manohar Lal Khattar (Haryana), Shivraj Singh Chauhan (Madhya Pradesh), Pushkar Singh Dhami (Uttarakhand) and others also attended the ceremony. Pramod Sawant led the BJP to win 20 seats in the recently concluded elections to the 40-member Goa Assembly. The party enjoys the support of three Independents and two Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) legislators. This is the third consecutive government of the BJP in the coastal state.  

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  • 3:09 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    PM Modi congratulates Goa CM, ministers on taking oath

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his cabinet colleagues on taking oath, expressing confidence that they will deliver good governance to the state's people and build on the pro-people work done in the last decade. 

  • 1:57 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Decision on 3 Goa cabinet berths in couple of months

    Goa BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Monday said a decision on three state cabinet berths currently vacant will be taken "within a month or two". He was speaking to reporters minutes after Pramod Sawant took as the Goa's chief minister and eight other BJP MLAs were sworn in as cabinet ministers at a function. The induction of three more ministers in the state cabinet would be done ôwithin a month or two",Tanavade said, but refused to reveal whether those berths will be filled by non-BJP legislators. Besides chief minister, the Goa cabinet can have 11 more ministers. 

  • 1:39 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Will focus on employment, tourism: Sawant

  • 11:38 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    8 Ministers take oath in Goa

    BJP's Vishwajit Rane, Mauvin Godinho, Ravi Naik, Nilesh Cabral, Subhash Shirodkar, Rohan Khaunte, Govind Gaude, & Atanasio Monserrate, take oath as Goa's cabinet ministers.

  • 11:07 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Pramod Sawant takes oath as Chief Minister

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Sawant on Monday took oath as the Chief Minister of Goa for the second consecutive term. Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai administered him the oath of office and secrecy at an event organised at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Stadium, Panaji.

  • 11:01 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    PM Modi reaches venue

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the venue in Panaji where Pramod Sawant will take oath as the Chief Minister of Goa for second term. 

  • 10:56 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    JP Nadda reaches venue

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Good response to Bharat Bandh in industrial areas of several states: AITUC

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  • 10:10 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Ministers who are likely to take oath today - Full List

    Sources told India TV that several Ministers will take oath today. They are: Vishwajeet Rane (MLA, Valpai); Movein Gudinho (MLA, Dabolim); Ravi Naik (MLA, Fonda); Nilesh Kabral (MLA, Kudchade); Subahsh Shirodkar (MLA, Shiroda); Rohan Khaunte (MLA, Parvarim); Babush Monserratte (MLA, Panaji); Govind Gaude (MLA, Priyol)

  • 10:05 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    All set for third consecutive BJP government in Goa

    This would be the BJP's third consecutive government in Goa and Sawant's second term. The party had won elections in 2012 under the leadership of Manohar Parrikar. He had to resign in November 2014 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed him as the Defence Minister. He was succeeded by Laxmikant Parsekar. After 2017 polls, when the Goa Legislative Assembly was delivered with a fractured mandate, the BJP managed to form an alliance government despite emerging as the second largest party with 13 seats in the 40-member House. The BJP had then sent Parrikar back to Goa to lead the government. When Parrikar died in March 2019, the BJP leadership handpicked Sawant to sit at the helm of affairs in the state.

  • 9:58 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Goa CM swearing-in ceremony: No entry for people with black masks, black clothing

    People wearing black masks or black clothing will not be allowed inside the venue of the swearing-in ceremony of Goa chief minister designate Pramod Sawant on Monday, state BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade said. The ceremony will take place at 11am in Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium near here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and others, Tanavade told reporters on Saturday. "People wearing black masks and black dresses will not be allowed inside the venue. However, the ceremony is open to all," he said.

  • 9:57 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Who is Pramod Sawant

    Pramod Sawant (48) is an MLA from Sankhalim in North Goa. He was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly when the BJP formed its government under the leadership of Manohar Parrikar in 2017. He was sworn-in as the chief minister for the first time in March 2019 after Parrikar's death. Sawant, an Ayurveda medical practitioner, was at the helm when the coastal state faced the COVID-19 pandemic along with other parts of the country.

  • 9:56 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Goa Assembly Election 2022 Results

    In the recently concluded state polls, the BJP won 20 seats, one short of the majority in the 40-member House. Three independent MLAs and two legislators of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) have extended support to the BJP.

  • 9:56 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    First session of new Goa Assembly from March 29

    Meanwhile, Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai has summoned a two-day session of the new Assembly from March 29 during which Sawant will have to seek a vote of confidence, officials earlier said. A new Speaker would also be elected during the session, which is expected to complete a range of legislative business, including passing of bills and a vote-on-account (an exercise to deal with short-term expenditure needs of government), they said. The Congress-led opposition has nominated MLA Aleixo Sequeira for the Speaker's post.

  • 9:56 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Second time when Goa's CM will be sworn in outside Raj Bhavan

    This would be the second time that Goa's chief minister will be sworn in outside the Raj Bhavan premises. In 2012, Manohar Parrikar had taken oath as the CM at Campal ground in the state capital Panaji after the BJP emerged as the single largest party in the House.

  • 9:55 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    11 Ministers likely to take oath

    The BJP has so far been silent on the number of other cabinet ministers to be sworn in on Monday. When contacted, Sawant told PTI on Sunday morning that “You will come to know about it tomorrow (Monday). Right now, I don't know how many ministers would be sworn in." Besides chief minister, the Goa cabinet can have 11 more ministers.

  • 9:55 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Pramod Sawant seeks blessings of public

    "I thank you all for your continued support and I seek your blessings for continuing the all round development of the state," tweeted Pramod Sawant.

  • 9:54 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    More than 10,000 people likely to attend event

    The swearing-in ceremony would be held at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee stadium in Panaji at 11 am. More than 10,000 people are likely to attend the event at the stadium.  This would be the third consecutive government of the BJP in the coastal state.  

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    PM Modi to attend swearing-in of Pramaod Sawant

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP resident JP Nadda will attend the event in Panaji where Pramod Sawant will be sworn in as the Chief Minister.

  • 9:50 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Pramod Sawant to take oath as Goa CM today

    Three-time MLA Pramod Sawant, who led the BJP to win 20 seats in the recently concluded elections to the 40-member Goa Assembly, will be sworn as the state's chief minister for the second time on Monday.

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