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Pramod Sawant

Pramod Sawant
The Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Pramod Sawant.jpg
Sawant in 2019
13th Chief Minister of Goa
Assumed office
19 March 2019
GovernorMridula Sinha
DeputyManohar Ajgaonkar (from 28 March 2019)
Chandrakant Kavlekar (from 14 July 2019)
Preceded byManohar Parrikar
Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly
In office
22 March 2017 – 18 March 2019
Preceded byAnant Shet
Succeeded byMichael Lobo (acting)
Member of the Goa Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2012
ConstituencySanquelim
Personal details
Born (1973-04-24) 24 April 1973 (age 46)
Goa, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Sulakshana Sawant

Pramod Pandurang Sawant (born 24 April 1973) is an Indian politician who is the 13th and current Chief Minister of Goa.[1][2] Sawant represents the Sanquelim constituency in the Goa Legislative Assembly and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3] He is a Ayurveda practitioner by profession.[4] He was serving as the speaker of the Goa assembly before being sworn in as Chief Minister, after the death of the sitting chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

Early life

Sawant was born on 24 April 1973 to Pandurang and Padmini Sawant.[5][6] He obtained a Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery degree from the Ganga Education Society's Ayurvedic Medical College in Kolhapur and a postgraduate degree of Master of Social Work from the Tilak Maharashtra University at Pune.[4]

Sawant's wife Sulakshana[7] is a teacher of chemistry[8] at the Shri Shantadurga Higher Secondary School in Bicholim. She is also a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and currently the President[9] of the Goa unit of the BJP Mahila Morcha.[10][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ Murari Shetye. "Goa speaker Pramod Sawant succeeds Parrikar as CM" The Times of India. 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ Gupta, Saurabh (19 March 2019). Jacob, Jimmy (ed.). "Pramod Sawant, Goa's New Chief Minister, Is An Ayurveda Practitioner". NDTV.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "Pramod Pandurang Sawant(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- SANQUELIM(NORTH GOA) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". myneta.info.
  5. ^ Times, Navhind. "CM to lay corner stone for Sankhali bus stand today - The Navhind Times".
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ Wives of 2 MLAs get prominent positions in BJP’s new Executive
  8. ^ "Pramod Sawant: 10 Interesting facts about CM of Goa". Jagranjosh.com. 19 March 2019.
  9. ^ "BJP women's wing demands 33% seats". oHeraldo.
  10. ^ "BJP Mahila Morcha chief: No woman eligible to be candidate - Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "BJP Mahila eyes Porvorim seat in 2017 Assembly polls". The Goan.