Sawant’s meeting with Shah assumes significance as the BJP is yet to announce the next Chief Minister of Goa. In the recently concluded state assembly elections, the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Goa, winning 20 seats in the 40-member state assembly and trouncing the Congress in 11 seats.
The BJP fell one seat short of the majority mark in Goa, but is set to retain power in the state with the help of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak (MGP) and independent candidates.
The name of the next chief minister will be announced at the BJP’s state legislature party meeting, after the BJP parliamentary board appointed Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and L Murugan as central observers and co-observers for Goa. (ANI)
First published:March 19, 2022, 11:43 PM