Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday, won the floor test after 20 MLAs voted in his favour in the state assembly.
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20 MLAs voted for the motion – 11 BJP, 3 Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, 3 Goa Forward Party, and 3 Independents and 15 MLAs voted against the motion – 14 Congress and 1 NCP in the Goa assembly.
Shortly before the floor test, Sawant had expressed confidence that the party has ‘100 per cent confidence that we will win’. “We have 100 per cent confidence that we will win,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Sawant, who took charge as the Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday afternoon, said the new government had sought a floor test on Wednesday to prove its strength in the Assembly.
Along with Sawant, 11 other members of Goa assembly including sudhin Dhavalikar of the MGP, Vijay Sardesai of the GFP and BJP MLA Vishwajit Rane, were also sworn-in as ministers in the new Cabinet.
After Parikkar’s death, opposition Congress which is the single large party in the 40-member assembly, had written twice to Governor Mridula Sinha staking claim to form the government.
While four seats in the asssembly are vacant, by polls in three of the constituencies will be held on April 23. The previous assembly plls in Goa were held in February 2017.