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Pramod Sawant starts 2nd innings as Goa CM; PM Modi, Amit Shah at grand oath event

By Priyanka Verma 
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Goa: Pramod Sawant on Monday, March 28, was sworn in as Goa Chief Minister for the second consecutive term.vThe swearing-in ceremony took place at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda, other Union Ministers and Chief Ministers of at least eight states were also present at the event.

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More than 2,000 police personnel were deployed at the venue for security.

Vishwajeet Rane, Mauvin Godinho, Ravi Naik, Nilesh Cabral, Subhash Shirodkar, Rohan Khaunte, Atanasio Monserrate, and Govind Gaude are set to take oath as Ministers along with Sawant today. The list includes three fresh faces — Ravi Naik, Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, and Subhash Siralkar. Among the Ministers who are being retained in the Cabinet are Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho, Law and Judiciary Minister Nilesh Cabral among others.

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In the recently concluded state Assembly polls, the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Goa, winning 20 seats in the 40-member state Assembly and reducing Congress to 11 seats.

The BJP fell one seat short of the majority figure in Goa but is set to retain power in the state with the help of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and independent candidates.

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