Hours after being sworn in today, Goa’s new Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said his government had sought a floor test on Wednesday to prove its strength in the Assembly.
The BJP-led government claims it has the support of 21 MLAs, including 12 from the party; three each from the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three Independents.
The strength of the 40-member House has been reduced to 36 due to the death of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and BJP MLA Francis D’Souza, and resignations of Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte.
Congress is the single largest party in the State with 14 MLAs. There is also an NCP legislator in the House.