Goa Elections 2022: Pramod Sawant resigns as Chief Minister of Goa; to continue as caretaker CM

Pramod Sawant met the Governor of Goa P S Sreedharan Pillai at the Raj Bhavan around noon and submitted his resignation as the CM of Goa. He has been asked to serve as the Caretaker Chief Minister till the new BJP government is formed.

Created On: Mar 12, 2022 14:11 IST
Pramod Sawant resigns as Goa CM
Pramod Sawant resigns as Goa CM

Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant resigned from the post on March 12, 2022, to pave the way for the formation of a new Government in the state. The resignation came two days after his party- Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest force by winning 20 seats in the 40-member assembly.

Pramod Sawant met the Governor of Goa P S Sreedharan Pillai at the Raj Bhavan around noon and submitted his resignation as the CM of Goa.

Sawant later informed that he has been asked to serve as the Caretaker Chief Minister till the new government is formed. He said, “The Governor has given me an appointment letter to be the Caretaker Chief Minister of the State.”

Claim to form new Government yet to be decided

Pramod Sawant has said that the date of staking claim to form the new BJP Government in Goa is yet to be decided by the party.

He informed that the party’s central observers will visit Goa and the other three states- UP, Uttarakhand, and Manipur, where the BJP has retained power, after which the dates of swearing-in in the respective states will be announced.

Sawant also said that the procedure to stake claim to form the new Government has already started with the state cabinet on March 11, 2022deciding to recommend the dissolution of the House on March 14.

Pramod Sawant as Goa Chief Minister

BJP campaign in Goa for the Assembly Elections 2022 was with Pramod Sawant’s face as the CM candidate. He assumed office in 2019.

After the demise of Manohar Parrikar, the seat of Chief Minister of Goa fell vacant. Pramod Sawant was elected by the Legislative Assembly afterward and on March 19, 2019, he was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Goa.

BJP returns to power in Goa Assembly Elections 2022

Bharatiya Janata Party on March 10, 2022, made a hattrick in Goa after winning the elections with 20 seats for 40 assembly seats. To prove the required majority of 21 seats, BJP will have the support of 3 Independents and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.

The result of Goa Assembly Elections 2022 was announced on March 10 along with the UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Manipur. Except for Punjab where AAP won with a majority, BJP made a historic comeback in all four states.

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