Goa Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai administers an oath to Sanvordem MLA elect Ganesh Gaonkar as a pro tem speaker

Goa Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai administers an oath to Sanvordem MLA elect Ganesh Gaonkar as a pro tem speaker

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Ganesh Gaonkar takes oath as pro-tem speaker of Goa Assembly

Sanvordem MLA Ganesh Gaonkar took the oath at Raj Bhavan in the presence of caretaker Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Goa Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai on Monday administered oath to MLA-elect Ganesh Gaonkar as pro-tem Speaker of the state Legislative Assembly ahead of swearing-in of the newly elected MLAs on Tuesday.

Sanvordem MLA Ganesh Gaonkar took the oath at Raj Bhavan in the presence of caretaker Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and other dignitaries.

Goankar was appointed as the pro-tem speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly on Monday.

The governor has summoned the Assembly session on Tuesday for the new members to take oath.

Elections to the 40-member Goa Assembly were held last month. The BJP, which won 20 seats, will be staking claim to form next government in the coastal state.

Two central observers of the BJP party's general secretary B L Santhosh and Union minister Piyush Goyal are scheduled to arrive in Goa on Monday evening to decide on formation of the new government and chief minister of the state, sources said.

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