Articles about Pramod Sawant

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.

Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa CM for second term

28 Mar 2022

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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.

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

21 Mar 2022

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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.

Suspense continues over names of next Uttarakhand, Goa chief ministers

15 Mar 2022

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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.

Goa: Pramod Sawant resigns, suspense over CM post continues

12 Mar 2022

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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.

Goa CM to meet Modi in Delhi after exit polls

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.

Goa Congress veteran Luizinho Faleiro quits; will likely join TMC

27 Sep 2021

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Goa Congress veteran Luizinho Faleiro quits; will likely join TMC

Senior Goa Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro today quit the party and is expected to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Opposition slams Goa CM for remark blaming minor rape victims

29 Jul 2021

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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.

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

29 Jun 2021

India
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.

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

12 May 2021

India
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.

Not yet thought of canceling Goa board exams: Pramod Sawant

15 Apr 2021

India
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.

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

14 Apr 2021

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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.

Allow chartered flights in Goa from safe places: Tourism body

03 Mar 2021

India
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

13 Jan 2021

India
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.

Aguada jail to be revamped as tourist spot by March

06 Jan 2021

India
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.

Poonam Pandey, Sam Bombay granted bail in obscene video case

06 Nov 2020

Entertainment
Poonam Pandey, Sam Bombay granted bail in obscene video case

Model-actor Poonam Pandey and her husband, filmmaker Sam Bombay were granted bail on Thursday night, hours after their arrest.

Poonam Pandey detained in Goa for filming 'obscene' video

05 Nov 2020

Entertainment
Poonam Pandey detained in Goa for filming 'obscene' video

Model-actor Poonam Pandey was on Thursday detained by Goa Police for allegedly shooting an obscene video in the coastal state.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

02 Sep 2020

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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.

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

29 May 2020

India
Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.

End of Lockdown 4.0 nears, Shah and Modi discuss strategy

29 May 2020

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End of Lockdown 4.0 nears, Shah and Modi discuss strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and number 2 in his government, Home Minister Amit Shah, met on Friday to discuss the strategy on the country-wide lockdown, whose fourth phase is due to end on Sunday, May 31. The big announcement could be made tomorrow.

Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why

07 Feb 2020

India
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.

Goa NSUI wants Salman banned after actor snatches fan's phone

29 Jan 2020

Entertainment
Goa NSUI wants Salman banned after actor snatches fan's phone

After a video of Bollywood actor Salman Khan snatching a fan's phone away went viral, the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has demanded a ban on the 54-year-old actor in Goa.

Goa Police launches probe after posters for 'nude party' emerge

24 Sep 2019

India
Goa Police launches probe after posters for 'nude party' emerge

Recently, two racy posters about a "nude party" in North Goa emerged on social media.

BJP-ruled states reduce hefty traffic fines, and Gadkari isn't happy!

12 Sep 2019

India
BJP-ruled states reduce hefty traffic fines, and Gadkari isn't happy!

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which governs a large part of the country, has been embarrassed by its own Chief Ministers.

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

13 Jul 2019

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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.

Goa: Congress MLA, who joined BJP, to become deputy CM

13 Jul 2019

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Goa: Congress MLA, who joined BJP, to become deputy CM

Earlier this week, a setback hit Congress in Goa after 10 of its MLAs joined the ruling BJP. And the saffron party is all poised to reward the former Congress MLAs, accordingly.

Amid Karnataka crisis, 10 Congress MLAs quit in Goa

11 Jul 2019

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Amid Karnataka crisis, 10 Congress MLAs quit in Goa

While the Congress is dealing with an acute crisis in Karnataka, it suffered a major setback in Goa after 10 of its 15 MLAs quit to join the state's ruling party BJP.

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

23 Jun 2019

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Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

For more than a decade, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi had an absent parliamentarian- Rahul Gandhi.

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

27 Mar 2019

India
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.

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

20 Mar 2019

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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

19 Mar 2019

India
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".

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

18 Mar 2019

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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.

Manohar Parrikar discharged after a week in hospital

22 Feb 2018

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Manohar Parrikar discharged after a week in hospital

A week after he was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for stomach ache, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar was discharged today and has arrived in Goa.

As CM Manohar Parrikar ails, controversies and complications arise

20 Feb 2018

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As CM Manohar Parrikar ails, controversies and complications arise

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar complained of stomach-ache on Wednesday night; he was subsequently taken to the Goa Medical College and Hospital for check-up.