File Pic Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant
File Pic Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant

For us nation comes before party: Sulakshana Sawant, wife of Goa CM Pramod Sawant

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2019 16:51 IST

Panaji (Goa) [India], March 19 (ANI): Sulakshana Sawant, wife of Goa's new Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, said that nation comes before the party for the couple as RSS has always taught them to prioritise the nation.
"When we come from the Sangh, for us country comes before party. This sentiment of keeping nation first is taught to us by RSS," said Sulakshana while speaking to ANI.
"When someone does social work keeping this sentiment in mind or enters politics with the principle that nation should come first then whatever work we do is for the nation," she added.
She also said that her husband is a "methodical and planning oriented person" and that he has worked as Speaker and chairman of a corporation, which gives him good experience and confidence for the job of Chief Minister of the coalition government.
The 45-year-old Sawant represents Sanquelim Assembly constituency. His wife is the president of the women’s wing of BJP in Goa.  In a late night ceremony, BJP leader Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa.
In addition, 11 other leaders, who were part of erstwhile Goa cabinet, including Sudhin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Vijay Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), and BJP MLA Vishwajit Rane, to name a few, took oath as cabinet ministers.
The oath was administered by Goa Governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan in the early hours of Tuesday. Union Minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari was also present at the ceremony.
After assuming the Chief Minister's office on Tuesday, Pramod Sawant said, "There will be two deputy CMs in this government - Vijay Sardesai and Sudin Dhavalikar."