Opposition to power has been overcome and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged from the shadow of its longtime leader Manohar Parrikar, a three-time MLA. Promod Sawant was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa In the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior leaders for the second term on Monday.
An Ayurveda doctor, Promod Sawant is a three-time MLA from Sankhalim in North Goa and Remember the late Manohar ParrikarFormer Chief Minister of Goa who was popular among the people as his advisor.
About Promod Sawant
Sawant, a mild-mannered politician who took over as chief minister for the first time in March 2019, led the BJP to victory in the just-concluded elections to the 40-member Goa assembly where the party won 20 seats, denying pre-election. Predicting a stalled assembly vote.
He was sworn in as Chief Minister for the first time in March 2019 after Parikar’s death. Sawant is believed to be close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and was portrayed attending an RSS event during his first term as chief minister.
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Sawant’s electoral career began in 2008 when the BJP fielded him from the Sankhalim (then Pale) assembly constituency, but he lost to Congress candidate Pratap Ghans.
Sawant, however, managed to win the seat in 2012 when the BJP contested the elections and won 21 seats led by Manohar Parrikar. This is the only time when the BJP itself gets a majority in the assembly.
Sawant was re-elected from Sankhalim in 2017 and became the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly before being elected by the BJP at the age of 46, to replace Parrikar as the next Chief Minister. Death due to cancer.
Sawant was in the lead when the coastal state faced the Covid-19 epidemic with other parts of the country.
BJP’s performance in Goa elections
Although the BJP was able to narrow down to one-seat near the majority mark, the support of two MLAs from the coastal state’s oldest regional party, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three independent MLAs has given the Saffron Party a comfortable position. Demand for formation of government.
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The BJP, which has been in power in Goa since 2012, is now enjoying office for the third consecutive term. Under Sawant, the Saffron Party has been able to defeat not only other parties but also some important personalities, including Parrikar’s son, who were anti-incumbent and resigned in the ticket allotment and its second best performance with 20 wins in the recently concluded state elections. Seats.
In last month’s Assembly elections, Sawant won by a margin of 666 votes over his nearest rival, Dharmesh Saglani of the Congress. His wife Sulakshana Sawant is also an active BJP activist and is associated with the women’s wing of the party in Goa.
(With PTI input)
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