‘Hope to continue Parrikar’s legacy,’ says new Goa CM Pramod Sawant
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Sawant took over as Goa chief minister after Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday evening. Two deputy chief minister from alliance partners Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Forward Party (GFP) were also picked up. Sawant was initially scheduled to be appointed as the CM at 11 pm on Monday but it was pushed back as the BJP deliberated with allies late into the night to secure his position as the consensus candidate for the chief minister’s post. Sawant took oath at 1.50 am in Raj Bhawan.