Goa: Pramod Sawant to take Oath of CM in the Presence of PM Modi Today

Three-time MLA Pramod Sawant, who won 20 seats for the BJP in the Goa assembly elections held recently, will take oath as the CM of the state for the second time today.
Goa: Pramod Sawant to take Oath of CM in the Presence of PM Modi Today
Goa: Pramod Sawant to take Oath of CM in the Presence of PM Modi TodayImage Credit: PTI

Three-time MLA Pramod Sawant, who won 20 seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Goa assembly elections held recently, will take oath as the CM of the state for the second time today i.e. March 28 in the presence of PM Modi and other dignitaries. Before taking the oath, Sawant performed puja at home. He posted his picture on social media. With the picture, he said that he got one more opportunity to serve the people of Goa. Continuing my journey, I am praying to God.

Oath taking ceremony at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium

The swearing-in ceremony will start after some time at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium. A government spokesperson said that PM Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be present at the ceremony. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the function at the stadium and the swearing-in ceremony will also be telecast through various news channels in the state Goa. However, Bhartiya Janata Party has so far remained silent on the number of other cabinet ministers who took oath on Monday.

Will come to know about cabinet ministers soon

Sawant has said that you will get to know about the cabinet ministers soon. Right now, I don't know how many ministers will take the oath. Apart from the Chief Minister, there may be 11 more ministers in the Goa cabinet. This will be the second time in the history that the CM of Goa will take oath outside the Raj Bhawan complex. The BJP had emerged as the single largest party in the House when Manohar Parrikar was sworn in as CM in 2012 at the Campal Ground in the state capital, Panaji.

Sawant is MLA from North Goa's Sanquelim

Sawant is MLA from North Goa's Sanquelim
Sawant is MLA from North Goa's Sanquelim

While the Congress-led opposition has nominated MLA Aleixo Sequeira for the state president's post, the BJP is expected to announce its candidate on Sunday. In the recently concluded state assembly elections, the BJP won 20 seats, one short of the majority in the 40-member house. Three Independent MLAs and two MLAs of the MGP party (Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party) have extended their support to the BJP. Pramod Sawant is an MLA from Sanquelim in North Goa. In 2017, when the BJP government formed its government under the leadership of Manohar Parrikar, he was elected the Speaker of the Assembly. He took oath as the Chief Minister of Goa for the first time in March 2019 after Parrikar's death. Sawant is an Ayurveda doctor by profession.

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