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Pramod Sawant elected Goa BJP legislative party leader, to take oath as CM again

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pramod Sawant unanimously elected as Leader of Goa legislative party
  • Pramod Sawant after being elected as legislative party leader will take oath as Goa CM again
  • In Goa, BJP has secured the support of two MLAs of the MGP and three Independent legislators

Ending days of suspense, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday finally announced the name of Pramod Sawant for a second term as Goa Chief Minister. Sawant was elected as the leader of the legislative party following a meeting of all newly elected MLAs in the presence of Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who had been appointed observer by the BJP for Goa. 

“I want to thank PM Narendra Modi and Union HM Amit Shah to have given me the opportunity to work as the CM of Goa for next 5 years. I am glad that the people of Goa have accepted me. I’ll do everything possible to work for development of the state,” Goa CM-designate Pramod Sawant told reporters in Panaji.

“Vishwajit Rane proposed the name of Pramod Sawant as the Leader of the Legislative Party. Everyone unanimously elected Sawant as the Leader. He will be the Leader of the Legislative Party for the next 5 years,” said Narendra Singh Tomar.

The announcement was made after a crucial meeting of the BJP to elect a new Goa chief minister in Panaji this evening, 11 days after the ruling party emerged as the single largest political formation bagging 20 seats in the just held Assembly polls.

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