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CM Pramod Sawant wins floor test; Sudin Dhavalikar, Vijai Sardesai designated Dy CM

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on Wednesday won the floor test in the state Assembly after 20 MLAs including 11 from BJP and three each from (MGP), Forward Party (GFP) and Independents voted in his favour.

Sawant had taken the oath as the in the wee hours of Tuesday following the death of on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle against

on Wednesday designated Sudin Dhavalikar of (MGP) and Vijai Sardesai of Forward Party (GFP) as "Minister" in the

A government notification released in this regard said," The government is pleased to designate Sudin Dhavalikar and Vijai Sardesai as "Minister" with immediate effect."

Both of them are already Cabinet Ministers in the

Along with Sawant, 11 other members of including Sudhin Dhavalikar of the MGP, of the GFP and BJP MLA Vishwajit Rane, were also sworn-in as ministers in the new Cabinet.

After Parrikar's death, opposition Congress, which is the single largest party in the 40-member Assembly, had written twice to staking claim to form the government.

While four seats in the Assembly are vacant, by-polls in three of the constituencies will be held on April 23. The previous Assembly polls in Goa were held in February 2017.

As per reports, this was a part of the deal struck between BJP and its allies in Goa where they would accept as while leaders of the two parties will be made Ministers in the

When BJP could not gain a majority on its own in Legislative Elections in 2017, MGP and GFP had agreed to be a part of the alliance after an assurance that will be made the Chief Minister.

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First Published: Wed, March 20 2019. 21:41 IST