Suspense continues in BJP over Goa Chief Minister; Sawant will meet Nadda. Suspense continues in BJP over Goa Chief Minister; Pramod Sawant will meet JP Nadda


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Panaji: The BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the Goa Assembly elections, but the churning continues in the BJP for the CM chair. In this connection, caretaker Chief Minister Pramod Sawant BJP National President JP Nadda Heading to the national capital to meet “I am going to Delhi to meet the party president,” Sawant told reporters at the Assembly premises here after taking oath as a re-elected MLA.

The BJP has 20 MLAs in the 40-member Goa Assembly, just one short of a simple majority. The ruling party, however, has received letters of unconditional support from three independent MLAs and the two-member Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP). While Sawant was appointed as the caretaker chief minister, Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on March 12 BJP MLAs have not yet formally elected the leader of their legislature party.

For the election of Goa’s Legislature Party leader, the top BJP leadership on Monday appointed Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and L.K. Murugan as supervisor and co-supervisor. Meanwhile, amid reports of a rivalry between Sawant and his now-former health minister Vishwajit Rane in the race for the top chair, Rane’s wife, newly-elected MLA Deviya Rane, on Tuesday created a ruckus by saying that her husband, any elected Like the MLA, the CM is ready to accept the chair.

When asked if her husband is ready to take over the chief minister’s post, Deviya Rane told reporters, “Of course, any elected representative can be ready and he (Vishwajit Rane) is a very experienced politician, but last The decision is of the Central Committee.” However, he said there was no disagreement within the BJP over the choice of the chief minister. Saying that the decision has been left to the party high command.

Accusing media persons of creating rift between Rane and Sawant, he said, “The party will decide, its central leaders will decide.. Whatever they decide will be the final decision.”

Last week, Vishwajit Rane’s sudden visit to the Raj Bhavan caused political turmoil in Goa, with a section of the media claiming that the former health minister was making a pitch for the CM’s post. However, Vishwajit Rane shrugged off the reports as “baseless” and “factless”.

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