BJP to stake claim to form govt in Goa on Monday


Panaji: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet Governor tomorrow (Monday) and stake claim to form the next government in the state, party’s Goa President Sadanand Shet Tanavade said.

Addressing a press conference,  Tanavade said that party’s National President J P Nadda has informed that the legislature party meeting would be held on Monday after which the party will stake claim to form the next government by meeting Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai.

He said that the legislature party’s meeting, which will begin at 4 p.m., will decide the name of Leader of the House, who would be the next chief minister of the State.

Tanavade said that party’s observer Narendra Singh Tomar and co-observer L Murugan, Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadanavis, desk in-charge C T Ravi would be present for the legislative party meeting on Monday.

He said that the date of swearing-in would be decided after meeting the Governor on Monday.

BJP has its 20 MLAs while it enjoys support of three Independents and two MLAs of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP).

Tanavade said that the grand swearing-in ceremony would be held between March 23-25 for which senior party leaders from Delhi would be participating.


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