Pramod Sawant of BJP Takes Oath as Goa Chief Minister

Published on March 19, 2019
Pramod Sawant of BJP took oath as the Chief Minister of Goa in a ceremony held at 2am, as the saffron party managed to keep its allies together after hectic negotiations all through the
Pramod Sawant of BJP Takes Oath as Goa Chief Minister

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  • The 45-year-old takes over from former defence minister and four-time CM of Goa Manohar Parrikar, who was cremated at the Miramar beach on Monday.
  • The crucial transition of power in the coastal state necessitated by Parrikar's death on Sunday capped frenzied political developments, with the Congress too staking claim to power.
  • The new government has two deputy chief ministers, Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Sudin Dhavalikar, from the two small parties backing BJP in the coastal state.
  • Michael Lobo, currently the deputy speaker, will be speaker till a new one is elected. 
  • Sawant, along with union minister Nitin Gadkari, went to stake claim to form the government after midnight as power-sharing talks with the alliance partners continued till late.

Question:

Q. Who has become the new Chief Minister of Goa?
a. Vinod Sawant
b. Pramod Sawant
c. Rajesh Sawant
d. Pradeep Sawant

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