BJP nets ex-Goa CM, 7 other Congress MLAs
Eight Congress MLAs in Goa, including former chief minister Digambar Kamat, are set to join the ruling BJP, in a body blow to the opposition party which will be left with just three MLAs in the 40-member state Assembly.
“The eight MLAs are joining us,” state Bharatiya Janata Party chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade told PTI on Wednesday.
In a similar move in July 2019, 10 Congress MLAs had switched over to the BJP.
The eight Congress MLAs – Kamat, Michael Lobo, Delilah Lobo, Rajesh Phaldesai, Kedar Naik, Sankalp Amonkar, Aleixo Sequeira and Rudolf Fernandes were seen interacting with CM Pramod Sawant in a viral photo after a resolution was passed in the Congress Legislature party to merge with the BJP.
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