BJP remains tight-lipped on Goa's next CM
The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to return to power in Goa, the party which won 20 seats and also garnered the support of the Maharashrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three independents.
Panaji: Unlike in the 2017 elections, the Goa voters have given the mandate to one party in just concluded Goa Assembly elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to return to power in Goa, the party which won 20 seats, just one seat short to cross halfway mark but it has garnered the support of the Maharashrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three independents.
Incumbent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant resigned as Chief Minister of Goa today, the party is preparing to run the government for the third consecutive time.
In the 40 members Assembly, the BJP emerged as the single largest party in the state by winning 20 seats.
"With blessings of the people of Goa, the BJP is once again going to form the Government in the state which will work on the principles of Antyodaya. Goa will continue to prosper with the Double Engine Sarkar under the dynamic leadership of PM Modi," Mr Sawant tweeted
The BJP, though it has garnered the numbers for the formation of the government, the party has kept suspense over the chief minister. The outgoing CM Sawant won from the Sanquelim seat with a thin margin of 666 seats. He claimed that he might have won with a thin margin but the Goa won with a big margin.
He said as he was busy in the campaign in the entire state, he could not reach his Assembly voters and his party workers did campaign for him.
BJP leader Vishwajit Rane said it is too early to say or comment on whether Sawant will retain the CM post, he said it is a very sensitive question. His supporters demanded the party high command he should be made CM, but Rane said, the victory credit goes to Prime Minister Modi and the work he has done for the people of Goa. This is a victory of the people of Goa and the leadership of the BJP.