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BJP-led govt in Goa to face floor test Wednesday

The BJP-led government in Goa will face the floor test Wednesay, a day after it was formed. Governor Mridula Sinha has convened a special session of the Assembly at 11.30 am Wednesday to enable Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to prove his majority in the House, an official said. Sawant Tuesday said his government had sought a floor test on Wednesday to prove its strength in the Assembly. The BJP-led government in the coastal state claims support of 21 MLAs - 12 from the BJP, three each of allies Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three Independents. The strength of the 40-member House has been reduced to 36 due to the death of chief minister Manohar Parrikar, BJP MLA Francis D Souza and resignations of two Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte. The Congress is the single largest party in the state with 14 MLAs. There is also an NCP legislator in the House. Sawant, 45, who was sworn in along with 11 other ministers in a ceremony .

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