Goa floor test on Wednesday, Governor summons Assembly

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has summoned the Assembly to meet on Wednesday morning, making way for newly-appointed Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to prove his legislative majority in a floor test.

“Governor Mridula Sinha has summoned the Legislative Assembly to meet at 11.30 a.m.,” an official statement said on Tuesday.

Sawant, who was sworn in as Goa’s 11th Chief Minister, has said that his coalition government would pass the floor test “one hundred per cent”.

“I am confident we will win the test,” Sawant said earlier in the day.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition comprises 12 BJP MLAs, three MLAs each from Goa Forward and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party as well as two independent MLAs.

The Congress has 14 MLAs in the 36-member Assembly. One remaining independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar was seen in both the BJP as well as Congress camps on Monday and has not clarified as to whether he supports the treasury or opposition benches.