Pramod Sawant: News

Pramod Sawant is an Indian politician who serves as the 13th Chief Minister of Goa, as of 2021. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a physician by profession. He also represents the Sanquelim constituency in the Goa Legislative Assembly. Previously, he had served as the Speaker of the Goa assembly. Sawant was born on April 24, 1973, in Goa and completed his education at Shivaji University and Tilak Maharashtra University. In 2008, Sawant began his political career when he contested the Pale constitution by-election on a BJP ticket but lost to Pratap Prabhakar Gauns of the Indian National Congress. Later, he won the 2012 election from the Sanquelim constituency, where he defeated Gauns by 14,255 votes. He has served as the spokesperson of the BJP’s Goa unit for a short period of time. After the death of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the position fell vacant and Sawant was elected by the Legislative Assembly. In 2019, he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Goa. Sawant is married to Sulakshana who is also a BJP leader and serves as the President of BJP Mahila Morcha’s Goa unit.

13 Mar 2023


Goa: Delhi family attacked with swords, knives; CM reacts

In a shocking incident, a tourist family from Delhi was reportedly attacked with knives and swords in Goa.

14 Sep 2022


Goa Congress in tatters: 8 of 11 MLAs join BJP

In yet another big blow to the already crumbling Indian National Congress (INC), eight of its 11 MLAs in Goa switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.

12 Sep 2022


MHA recommends CBI probe into Sonali Phogat death: Sources

The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of BJP leader and Tik-Tok star Sonali Phogat.

31 Aug 2022


Sonali Phogat death: Goa police team reaches Haryana for investigation

A team of Goa police landed in Haryana on Tuesday to continue investigating the mysterious death of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and actor Sonali Phogat.

CBI to take over Sonali Phogat murder case: Details here

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to soon launch an investigation into the mysterious death of Sonali Phogat in Goa.

28 Mar 2022


Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa CM for second term

Pramod Sawant was sworn in as Goa's Chief Minister (CM) for a second consecutive term on Monday.

21 Mar 2022


Goa CM Pramod Sawant gets second term; sets 'self-reliance' goal

Caretaker Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will get a second term as he was elected the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislative party leader.

15 Mar 2022


Suspense continues over names of next Uttarakhand, Goa chief ministers

After the conclusion of assembly elections in five states, suspense over who will be the chief minister in Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur remains.

12 Mar 2022


Goa: Pramod Sawant resigns, suspense over CM post continues

BJP leader and Goa CM Pramod Sawant tendered his resignation to Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai at Raj Bhawan Saturday as the party prepared to form the government for a third consecutive time in the state.

08 Mar 2022

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Goa CM to meet Modi in Delhi after exit polls

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is in Delhi on Tuesday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the state assembly election results.

29 Jul 2021


Opposition slams Goa CM for remark blaming minor rape victims

The Opposition on Thursday slammed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for his remarks on the gang-rape of two minor girls on a beach.

29 Jun 2021


Owners sell Goa's iconic Club Tito's citing harassment

The owners of Club Tito's, one of Goa's most happening nightlife spots near Panaji, on Monday announced they have sold the club due to "harassment" by authorities and NGOs.

12 May 2021


Goa: 26 COVID-19 patients die at GMCH, minister seeks probe

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that 26 COVID-19 patients died at the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in the early hours and sought an investigation by the High Court to find out the exact cause.

15 Apr 2021


Not yet thought of canceling Goa board exams: Pramod Sawant

The Goa Government has not yet thought of canceling the state board exams of Classes 10 and 12 in the wake of the COVID-19 surge, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said.

14 Apr 2021


Goa: After GFP leaves NDA, CM says 'they were removed'

A day after the Goa Forward Party (GFP) exited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the party had already been removed.

03 Mar 2021


Allow chartered flights in Goa from safe places: Tourism body

Ahead of the Goa Assembly's budget session, an apex tourism body here has urged the Pramod Sawant government to allow chartered flights in the state from "safe destinations" to boost tourism.

Union Minister Shripad Naik is conscious and recovering: Goa CM

Union Minister Shripad Naik, who was admitted to a Goa hospital after he met with an accident, is conscious and recovering, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, adding that there is no need to shift him to New Delhi for treatment.

06 Jan 2021


Aguada jail to be revamped as tourist spot by March

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that the renovation of the historic jail at Aguada, which no longer houses prisoners and is being developed as a tourist spot, will be completed by March this year following which it be will be opened for visitors.

02 Sep 2020


Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed via a tweet on Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in home isolation as he is asymptomatic.

07 Feb 2020


Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why

Goa's celebrated tag of providing cheap liquor may be snatched away soon, as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant hiked rates in the maiden budget that he presented on Thursday.

13 Jul 2019


Goa: 4 ministers, including 3 ex-Congress MLAs, included in Cabinet

On Saturday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inducted four new ministers in his Cabinet. Out of them, three were those who quit Congress to join BJP earlier this week.

27 Mar 2019


Goa: Two MGP MLAs join BJP in another late-night drama

In yet another late-night development in Goa, two out of three MLAs of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) have joined BJP, taking the latter's strength in the State Assembly to 14 legislators.

20 Mar 2019


Goa: Pramod Sawant wins floor-test in Assembly with 20 votes

Newly-appointed Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant passed the floor test on Wednesday after 20 MLAs voted in favor of the government, led by BJP.

BJP's Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa CM at 2am

Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the state to succeed Manohar Parrikar reportedly in a "hasty, post-midnight ceremony".

18 Mar 2019


Reportedly, BJP chooses Pramod Sawant as Manohar Parrikar's successor

After much deliberation, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant has reportedly been chosen by BJP to be Goa's new Chief Minister. The post got vacant after former Defense Minister and four-time CM Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday.