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Swearing-in Ceremony updates: Pramod Sawant takes oath as Goa Chief Minister for the 2nd consecutive term

By Anuj Cariappa
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Google Oneindia News

Panaji, Mar 27: Three-time MLA Pramod Sawant, who led the BJP to win 20 seats in the recently concluded elections to the 40-member Goa Assembly, sworn in as the state's chief minister for the second time on Monday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries, an official said on Sunday.

Swearing-in Ceremony LIVE: Pramod Sawant takes oath as Goa Chief Minister for the 2nd consecutive term

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12:09 PM, 28 Mar
Three independent MLAs and two legislators of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) have extended support to the BJP.
12:08 PM, 28 Mar
Sawant, an MLA from Sankhalim in North Goa, was elected as Goa BJP legislature wing head after the party won 20 seats, one short of a simple majority in the 40-member Assembly, in the polls held on February 14.
12:08 PM, 28 Mar
Besides Sawant, the others who took oath are - Vishwajit Rane, Mauvin Godinho, Ravi Naik, Nilesh Cabral, Subhash Shirodkar, Rohan Khaunte, Govind Gaude and Atanasio Monserratte. Rane, Godinho, Cabral and Gaude were part of the Sawant-led cabinet from 2019-22, while Khaunte was a minister in the Parrikar-headed government.
12:08 PM, 28 Mar
Sawant took the oath in Konkani language. This is his second term as the state's chief minister. He became the CM for the first time in March 2019 after the demise of then chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
11:31 AM, 28 Mar
Around 10,000 people attended the function, which was broadcast across Goa via several news channels.
11:30 AM, 28 Mar
Sawant had retained the Sanquelim Assembly seat for the third consecutive time by defeating Congress candidate Dharmesh Saglani and AAP's Manojkumar Ghadi in the Assembly polls.
11:20 AM, 28 Mar
Vishwajeet Rane, Mauvin Godinho, Ravi Naik, Nilesh Cabral, Subhash Shirodkar, Rohan Khaunte, Atanasio Monserrate and Govind Gaude also took their oaths as ministers.
11:11 AM, 28 Mar
Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai administered him the oath of office and secrecy at an event organised at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Stadium, Panaji.
11:08 AM, 28 Mar
Pramod Sawant takes oath as Goa Chief Minister for the 2nd consecutive term
11:08 AM, 28 Mar
PM Narendra Modi attends the oath-taking ceremony of CM-designate Pramod Sawant, at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Goa.
11:00 AM, 28 Mar
Goa CM-designate Pramod Sawant has arrived at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium for the oath-taking ceremony
10:59 AM, 28 Mar
Vishwajeet Rane, Mauvin Godinho, Ravi Naik, Nilesh Cabral, Subhash Shirodkar, Rohan Khaunte, Atanasio Monserrate &Govind Gaude to take oath as ministers
10:59 AM, 28 Mar
CM designate Pramod Sawant today handed over the order for appointing Council of Ministers to Goa Governor at Raj Bhavan
10:56 AM, 28 Mar
Prime Minister Modi has also arrived at Panaji to attend the oath ceremony
10:56 AM, 28 Mar
BJP President JP Nadda, Haryana CM ML Khattar and Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai arrive at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium for the oath-taking ceremony of CM-designate Pramod Sawant
10:03 AM, 28 Mar
While the Congress-led opposition has nominated MLA Aleixo Sequeira for the Speaker's post, the BJP is expected to announce its candidate
10:03 AM, 28 Mar
A new Speaker would also be elected during the session, which is expected to complete a range of legislative business, including passing of bills and a vote-on-account (an exercise to deal with short-term expenditure needs of government)
9:07 AM, 28 Mar
Meanwhile, Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai has summoned a two-day session of the new Assembly from March 29 during which Sawant will have to seek a vote of confidence
8:28 AM, 28 Mar
In 2012, Manohar Parrikar had taken oath as the CM at Campal ground in the state capital Panaji after the BJP emerged as the single largest party in the House.
8:25 AM, 28 Mar
This would be the second time that Goa's chief minister will be sworn in outside the Raj Bhavan premises.
8:24 AM, 28 Mar
Besides chief minister, the Goa cabinet can have 11 more ministers.
8:23 AM, 28 Mar
The BJP has so far been silent on the number of other cabinet ministers to be sworn in on Monday.
8:23 AM, 28 Mar
More than 10,000 people are likely to attend the event at the stadium, and the swearing-in ceremony will also be broadcast across the coastal state through various news channels.
8:23 AM, 28 Mar
Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh would be present at the function, a government spokesperson said.
8:22 AM, 28 Mar
The swearing-in ceremony would be held at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee stadium near here at 11 am.

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