Panaji (Goa), Mar 19 (ANI): Goa assembly speaker Pramod Sawant was named as the Chief Minister of Goa to succeed the late CM Manohar Parrikar today. Speaking to ANI, Pramod Sawant said, "Party has given me a huge responsibility, I will try my best to carry it out in the best possible manner. Whatever I am today is all due to Manohar Parrikar. It was he who brought me to politics, I became the Speaker and the Chief Minister today, due to him." The Chief Minister's post in Goa went vacant after the four-time Goa CM and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar died at the age of 63 at his private residence on March 17.