Three-time MLA Pramod Sawant, who led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to victory in the recently concluded elections to the 40-member Goa Assembly, will take oath as the state’s chief minister for the second time on Monday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries.
The swearing-in ceremony would be held at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee stadium near Panaji at 11 am. Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh would be present at the function, a government spokesperson said. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the event at the stadium.
People wearing black masks or black clothing will not be allowed inside the venue of the swearing-in ceremony of Pramod Sawant, state BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade said.
“People wearing black masks and black dresses will not be allowed inside the venue. However, the ceremony is open to all,” he said.
Security has been tightened in Goa ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Goa Chief Minister-designate Pramod Sawant. Drones and other technologies are being used, Goa DGP Indradev Shukla said, adding that railway stations, bus stands, and hotels are kept under strict surveillance.
Around 2000 Goa Police personnel have been deployed, special teams have arrived from outside and coast Guards and Navy have been kept on alert, the DGP added
Goa | The PM, HM, & at least 15 CMs of different states will be arriving here tomorrow for the swearing-in ceremony of Goa CM. Around 2000 Goa Police personnel deployed, special teams have arrived from outside. Coast Guards & Navy have been kept on alert: DGP Indradev Shukla pic.twitter.com/UknBO6dHzv— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2022
With inputs from News18