Earlier in the day, Sawant proved the majority of his BJP-led government in the Assembly, comfortably winning a floor test in the House.
The special session of the House was convened by Governor Mridula Sinha to conduct the floor test, after Sawant was sworn in as the CM during wee hours of Tuesday.
The government claims majority with the support of 21 MLAs--12 from the BJP, three each of allies GFP) and MGP and three Independents.
'We have written to Governor Mridula Sinha, requesting her to hold the floor test Wednesday to prove our strength. We are ready for the floor test,' Sawant said.
Humble, accessible, good-humoured … that could be a perfect thumbnail sketch of Manohar Parrikar.
At a much-delayed swearing-in ceremony, held around 2 am Tuesday, 11 other MLAs, part of the Parrikar-led cabinet, were also sworn in as ministers.
The legendary thespian M G Ramachandran, and the founder of All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) also died while in office in December 1987.
Shah was in Goa to attend the funeral of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died at 63 Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer.
BJP president Amit Shah, some Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states attended the funeral at Miramar.
He said the BJP had zeroed in on the next CM candidate but its allies in the state were yet to get on board.
Shigmo is a week-long pre-Holi festivity celebrated by Hindus, whose style of celebration is similar to a carnival.
The opposition party had earlier written to Sinha, staking claim to form the government on Friday and then again on Sunday.
Modi left for Goa soon after the Union Cabinet meeting, which was convened to condole the demise of Parrikar.
'The decision on chief ministerial candidate is yet to be taken. But the picture will be clear by 2 pm,' the state party chief said.
'Parrikar was endowed with impeccable integrity, administrative ability and a charismatic personality,' he said.