Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said there will be a floor test in the Assembly on Wednesday, 20 March. He requested people not to congratulate him as the state is on a 7-day mourning period.
Following Goa CM Manohar Parrikar’s demise on Sunday, Legislative Assembly Speaker Sawant was sworn in as his successor in the early hours of Tuesday. His elevation to the top post in the coastal state followed hectic parleys between the BJP and its alliance partners.
Sudhin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Vijay Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party will be deputy chief ministers of the tiny state as part of the understanding between the BJP and its allies.