Pramod Sawant sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa, succeeding Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday after a prolonged battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. Sawant is the former Speaker of the Goa legislative Assembly and BJP MLA from Sankhelim in north Goa.
He was administerd the oath of office and secrecy at the Raj Bhavan by Governor Mridula Sinha. The BJP-led alliance has a strength of 21, which includes 12 of the BJP, three each of the MGP and the Goa Forward Party and three Independents in the truncated House of 36 (40). The Congress has 14 MLAs, while the Nationalist Congress has one.