Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday early morning called Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant to wish him and the party workers all the best for the polling.
The polling in all the 40 assembly constituencies of Goa is being held on Monday.
“PM called me around 7 am to wish me all the best and gave his blessings. He also wished all the BJP workers all the best for polling today,” Sawant told PTI after casting his vote at Sankhalim assembly constituency where he is contesting on the party ticket.
Sawant said that the PM’s call has further enthused the party workers to work for the victory of the candidates. The chief minister said that BJP will win on more than 22 seats in the state.
When asked whether, he would remain the face of the chief minister, if party wins, Sawant said that there should be on doubt on his continuing as the CM after the announcements by PM and Party National president J P Nadda.
“It is obvious that I would be the chief minister as current election is fought under my leadership,” he added.
The polling in the state began at 7 am with Governor P S Sridharan Pillai becoming one of the first voters. The Governor casted his vote at Taleigao Assembly constituency.
As per Election Commission of India, till 9 am, the state had recorded 11.4 per cent voting.