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Where is Goa going?

The culling of key state leaders and bureaucrats has given rise to distrust and uneasiness in Pramod Sawant's style of functioning

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Goa | Bharatiya Janata Party BJP | Manohar Parrikar

Aditi Phadnis 



Aditi Phadnis

It took nearly six hours after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s death to settle on a successor. Pramod Sawant was sworn in as Chief Minister at 2 am. The reason? In the 2017 Assembly elections, the BJP got only 13 seats, four less than the Congress’ 17, in a house of 40. It was able to form a government largely because of the Congress lethargy and the special persuasive powers of Nitin Gadkari and Parrikar. On the back on unspecified promises made by Parrikar to Ramkrishna “Sudin” Dha­valikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Vijai Sardesai, mentor of the Forward Party, the two helped Parrikar stay afloat. When Sawant was named the chief minister, they had a choice — they could accept the appointment or sulk. Both supported Sawant and for their efforts, were rewarded with deputy chief ministerships. at one point had a 12 member-council of ministers — and two deputy chief ministers!

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First Published: Fri, July 24 2020. 20:49 IST

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