Sawant said that mainly contrabands like 'charas' and 'ganja' were being smuggled into Goa from neighbouring states.
Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo sought to know whether it was a fact that Savarkar had written to the British asking for clemency when he was jailed in Port Blair.
The recent defection of 10 MLAs of the Congress has reduced the strength of the party in the 40-member House to just five.
The Congress, which had emerged as a single-largest party after 2017 Assembly polls in the coastal state, is now reduced to five legislators.
The election was necessitated after Speaker Pramod Sawant was appointed the Chief Minister following Parrikar's death.
The campaigning in the state ended today evening.
Sources in the Chief Minister's Office said Manohar Parrikar was expected to attend the afternoon session of the House.
Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar said that Parrikar should come back to "hosh" before asking people about their "josh".
Gandhi has been in Goa since Saturday on a private visit along with his mother and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar had last week said their demand was not approved by the BJP-led state government.
On the second day of the session, Parrikar is likely to table the Budget in the House.
Both Parrikar, as Chief Minister and Kavlekar as Leader of Opposition, are part of the six-member Committee.
The Congress is the largest party in the 40-member Goa Assembly with 16 MLAs, while the Parrikar government has the support of 23 MLAs.