Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins floor test 

Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins floor test 

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant wins floor test after 20 MLAs voted in his favour in the state assembly. ANI photo

The new Goa government headed by Dr  Pramod Sawant has won the trust vote comfortably on Wednesday.

In the Goa Legislative Assembly,  the government got 20 votes while the Congress and NCP opposition 15. 

In the 40-seat Assembly,  the current strength of House is 36.

Dr Sawant's BJP led government has the support of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Forward Party,  that has three members each besides Independents. 

The 12 member government headed by  Dr Sawant was on Tuesday sworn in by Goa governor Mridula Sinha on Tuesday. 

Earlier,  cutting across party lines,  members paid tributes to former chief minister Manohar Parrikar,  who passed away on Sunday evening.