Pramod Sawant

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Pramod Sawant
File:Dr. Pramod Sawant.jpg
Official Portrait, 2022
13th Chief Minister of Goa
Assumed office
19 March 2019
GovernorMridula Sinha
Satya Pal Malik
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai
DeputySudin Dhavalikar
Vijai Sardesai
Manohar Ajgaonkar
Chandrakant Kavlekar
Preceded byManohar Parrikar
Member of Vidhan Sabha, Goa
Assumed office
Preceded byConstituency established
Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Goa
In office
22 March 2017 – 18 March 2019
Preceded byAnant Shet
Succeeded byRajesh Patnekar
Personal details
Born (1973-04-24) 24 April 1973 (age 51)
Goa, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
National Democratic Alliance

Pramod 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 an Ayurveda Medical 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 and education

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]

Early political career

Sawant started his electoral career when he Contested the 2008 Pale Constituency by-election on Bharatiya Janta Party ticket and lost to Pratap Prabhakar Gauns of Indian National Congress.[7] He contested the 2012 assembly election from Sanquelim constituency. He won the constituency by 14,255 (66.02%) votes defeating Pratap Prabhakar Gauns of the Indian National Congress. He also served as the spokesperson of the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party for a brief period of time.[8] Later in 2017 he was re-elected to the Goa Legislative Assembly from the same constituency defeating Dharmesh Saglani of the Indian National Congress with 10,058 (43.04%) votes. On 22 March 2017, he was elected as the Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly.[9]

Chief Minister of Goa

After the demise of Manohar Parrikar, the seat of the Chief Minister of Goa fell vacant. Pramod Sawant was elected by the Legislative Assembly afterwards and later he was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Goa on 19 March 2019.[10][11][12]

Personal life

Sawant is a Maratha by caste.[10] Sawant is married to Sulakshana,[13] who is a teacher of chemistry[14] at the Shri Shantadurga Higher Secondary School in Bicholim. She is also a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and currently the President[15] of the Goa unit of the BJP Mahila Morcha.[16][17]

See also


  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. He is famous for being the worst chief minister of Goa, totally being irresponsible during the Covid 19 pandemic H". NDTV.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pramod Pandurang Sawant(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- SANQUELIM(NORTH GOA) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  5. "CM to lay corner stone for Sankhali bus stand today". The Navhind Times.
  6. [1][dead link]
  7. "Goa Vidhansabha Member Profile". "Development work of Shri Pratap Gauns".
  8. "Wives of 2 MLAs get prominent positions in BJP's new Executive". 20 February 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  9. Prakash Kamat (22 March 2017). "Pramod Sawant elected as Speaker of Goa Assembly". Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "From Ayurveda practioner [sic] to Goa CM: All you need to know about Pramod Sawant". India Today. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  11. "जानिए गोवा के नए CM प्रमोद सावंत के बारे में 5 बड़ी बातें". Economic Times (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  12. "प्रमोद सावंत बने गोवा के नए CM, दो उप-मुख्यमंत्रियों ने भी ली शपथ". Hindustan (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  13. Wives of 2 MLAs get prominent positions in BJP’s new Executive
  14. "Pramod Sawant: 10 Interesting facts about CM of Goa". 19 March 2019.
  15. "BJP women's wing demands 33% seats". oHeraldo.
  16. "BJP Mahila Morcha chief: No woman eligible to be candidate - Times of India". The Times of India.
  17. "BJP Mahila eyes Porvorim seat in 2017 Assembly polls". The Goan.