Pramod Sawant resigns as Goa CM, says state will continue to prosper under leadership of PM Modi
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant resigned from the post on Saturday, two days after the Bharatiya Janata Party became the single largest party in the assembly elections 2022.
Sawant met Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai at the Raj Bhavan and submitted his resignation. As per reports, he has been appointed the caretaker chief minister for now. Sharing a tweet thread, he said that the BJP is once again going to form the government in the state which will work on the principles of Antyodaya. He continued that Goa will continue to prosper with the Double Engine Sarkar under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Have a look at Pramod Sawant’s tweet here:
In Goa Elections 2022, the BJP won 20 out of 40 seats. Pramod Sawant won from his traditional Sanquelim seat by defeating Congress candidate Dharmesh Saglani by over 650 votes. He was appointed as the Goa CM after the demise of BJP leader Manohar Parrikar in 2019.
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The results of the assembly elections were declared on March 10. As per the Election Commission of India, AAP had two historic wins. While BJP won 20 seats, Congress on 11 seats, GFP 1 seat, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak won 2 seats, Revolutionary Goans Party 1, and Independent 3 seats.
In the 2017 Goa Assembly Elections, Congress secured 17 out of 40 assembly constituencies and the BJP won 13 seats. For the first time in India, VVPAT-fitted EVMs were used in the entire coastal state.
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi-led BJP came into power in four states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa. Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party won in Punjab and will appoint Bhagwant Mann as the next Chief Minister of Punjab.
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