WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mar 19, 2019, 02.28 PM
Bharatiya Janata Party's Pramod Sawant took charge as Goa's 11th Chief Minister on Tuesday. Sawant announced that a floor test will be conducted on Wednesday to prove the majority of BJP-led coalition government.
Sawant also stated that there will two deputy chief ministers in his government, namely - Vijay Sardesai and Sudin Dhavalikar.
The new Goa CM requested party workers and wellwishers to not congratulate him or welcome him with flowers and bouquets during the 7-day mourning period marking former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's demise.
Sawant's swearing-in early Tuesday capped a hectic day of parleying between the BJP and its allies after former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died Sunday. He was cremated on Monday evening, and Sawant was sworn in a few hours later.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant: We are going for the floor test tomorrow. There will 2 deputy CMs in this government- Vijay Sardesai and Sudin Dhavalikar. And I request all the people to not congratulate me or welcome me with flowers during the 7-day mourning period. pic.twitter.com/984g6UohEV