Goa to Have Two Deputy Chief Ministers While Pramod Sawant to be Sworn in as Next CM of Goa

First time in history of Goa CM to have two Deputies

A very unique combination to be witnessed in the tiny state like Goa wherein first time two Deputy Chief Ministers will be sworn in alongside the BJP candidate Mr. Pramod Sawant who will be swearing in for the post of Chief Minister of Goa.

Something like this is happening for the first time in Goa, and it is the result of hard negotiation of BJP leaders with their allies to keep the government floating.   

Finally, the name of Pramod Sawant was confirmed for the post of the next CM of Goa while the two major players in the race will be his deputies. The BJP high command managed to convince the allies by ratifying them with the post of deputies while the BJP candidate got the post of the Chief Minister.

The ruling government is sustaining on the support of two regional parties and three independent MLAs and losing the support of anyone could lead to the collapse in Government hence such level of politics of compromise have taken birth.


Right from the time the news of Parrikar being critical came into the media, both the allies started making rounds of Parrikar’s residence with the single agenda, becoming the next CM of Goa.

BJP would never make CM to anyone who is not the part of their party and hence the candidates from allies becoming next chief minister was ruled out.

Right from the morning, three names were in news as the choice of next CM for Goa and one of them was Pramod Sawant while rest two were Vishwajit Rane and Shripad Naik, all from BJP.   

But, BJP high command gave a shock to everyone by announcing the name of Pramod Sawant as the next CM candidate.

Pramod Sawant can be considered as most junior amongst the three candidates BJP had for the consideration and it is not yet revealed as to how they zeroed down to the name of Pramod Sawant.       

The BJP’s two comrades, Amit Shah, and Nitin Gadkari had a tough time to convince the leaders of both the allies to come down to the final negotiations.

According to the reports published by NDTV, signaling a resolution after tough negotiations alongside national mourning for Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday, the BJP persuaded its partners to accept Pramod Sawant, the Goa Speaker, as their next CM. 

Finally, the allies Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Forward Party (GFP) relented after snagging two deputy Chief Minister posts in the tiny state which has a cabinet of 12. The swearing-in may take place later tonight, just hours after Manohar Parrikar’s funeral.

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