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.
Throughout Monday, BJP held meetings with allies to persuade them. The meetings were chaired by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
A short while ago, Parrikar was cremated with full state honors.
Sawant filled Parrikar's place when latter got bedridden
Sawant, a medical practitioner by profession, represents the Sanqelim constituency in the Goa Assembly. When Parrikar got bedridden, Sawant attended meetings and functions on his behalf. The swearing-in ceremony will reportedly happen around 9 PM.
BJP's top brass met Sawant earlier
BJP President Amit Shah,Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP Goa MLAs including Pramod Sawant arrive at a Hotel in Panaji for a meeting pic.twitter.com/Wu1DSmE2c2