10 Goa Congress MLAs, who joined BJP, to meet President Amit Shah

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Ten Congress MLAs from Goa, who had formally split and merged with BJP, will meet the party President Amit Shah in New Delhi today. This was confirmed by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who is in New Delhi along with the MLAs.

Yesterday, Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar led a group of 10 Congress MLAs to merge with the BJP. The move bolstered BJP’s numbers in the Legislative Assembly from 17 to 27 MLAs and consolidated its Government.

The BJP-led Government now enjoys the support of 33 of the 40 MLAs in the house. The Goa Assembly currently has 27 BJP legislators, five Congress MLAs, three each from GFP and independents and one each from Nationalist Congress Party and Maharasthrawadi Gomantak Party. (AIR NEWS)