Along with Sawant, other party heavyweights namely Vishwajit Rane, Babush Monserrate and Mauvin Godinho are expected to take the oath. MGP supremo Sudin Dhavlikar and independent MLA Aleixo Reginald Lourenco are also likely to be part of the cabinet
Mumbai DCP Saurabh Tripathi has been named as a wanted accused and an FIR against him along with his subordinates from the LT Marg police station has been registered for allegedly extorting money from the Angadia community
Goa has 40 constituencies, and the number of MLAs needed to form the government is 21. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to retain the state based on its development works, while the Congress is banking on anti-incumbency, and rising prices of fuel and other commodities.
Meanwhile, Malik has been admitted to JJ Hospital in Mumbai, after he complained of stomach pain on Friday morning. A doctor at the hospital, on condition of anonymity, said that a few medical tests were conducted and the results are awaited.