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The BJP's shaky coalition in Goa is set for another test as any decisive results in the bypolls could embolden the Congress' efforts to wrest power.
While Manohar Ajgaonkar was already state tourism minister, Dipak Pawaskar was inducted into the BJP's Goa cabinet Wednesday night.
Goa deputy CM Sudin Dhavalikar was the lone MGP MLA who did not break away from the party.
After winning a floor test in the House, CM Sawant urged all members to join him in ensuring that developmental work reaches all regions of the state.
The political drama in Goa after Manohar Parrikar's death shows a terrible state of democracy, said Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana.
Goa's new BJP-led government was sworn-in around 2am on Wednesday with the support of 20 MLAs, including three each from allies GFP, MGP and independents.
Pramod Sawant, 45, is a two-term BJP MLA from North Goa’s Sanquelim and was the assembly Speaker. He is expected to get two deputies.