Last Updated on July 22, 2021
Pramod Sawant (born 24 April 1973) is an Indian politician who is the 13th and current Chief Minister of Goa. Sawant represents the Sanquelim constituency in the Goa Legislative Assembly and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
He is an Ayurveda Medical practitioner by profession. 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.
|13th Chief Minister of Goa|
19 March 2019
|Governor||Mridula SinhaSatya Pal MalikBhagat Singh KoshyariP. S. Sreedharan Pillai|
|Deputy||Manohar Ajgaonkar (from 28 March 2019)|
Chandrakant Kavlekar (from 14 July 2019)
|Preceded by||Manohar Parrikar|
|Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly|
22 March 2017 – 18 March 2019
|Preceded by||Anant Shet|
|Succeeded by||Rajesh Patnekar|
|Member of the Goa Legislative Assembly|
|Born||24 April 1973 (age 48)|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|National Democratic Alliance|
Early life and education
Sawant was born on 24 April 1973 to Pandurang and Padmini Sawant. 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.
Early political career
Sawant started his electoral career when he contested the 2012 assembly election from Sanquelim constituency. He won the constituency by 14,255 (66.02%) votes defeating Pratap 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. 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.
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.
Sawant is a Maratha by caste. Sawant is married to Sulakshana, who is a teacher of chemistry at the Shri Shantadurga Higher Secondary School in Bicholim. She is also a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and currently the President of the Goa unit of the BJP Mahila Morcha. Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development