PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today said that BJP Central Observers Narendra Singh Tomar and L. Murugan will be arriving in the state tomorrow after which date on swearing will be declared.
“BJP Central Observers Narendra Singh Tomar and L. Murugan will be arriving in the state tomorrow after which date on swearing will be declared; also final decision on alliance and support will be taken tomorrow after the meeting,” said CM Sawant
He further said that BJP National President J.P. Nadda had called him to Delhi to discuss on certain issues pertaining to government formation.
Caretaker Chief Minister and BJP leader Pramod Sawant and Valpoi MLA Vishwajit Rane met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday night.
After the BJP Parliamentary Board’s appointment of Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and L Murugan as the central observer and co-observer for Goa, the next Chief Minister’s name will be announced in the BJP’s state legislature party meeting.
Both Sawant and Rane are being seen as top contenders for the post of chief minister in the state. BJP sources confirmed that in the recent past, Rane had expressed his desire for the CM’s post.
In the recently concluded state Assembly polls, the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Goa, winning 20 seats in the 40-member state Assembly and decimated Congress to 11 seats. The BJP fell one seat short of the majority figure in Goa but is set to retain power in the state with the help of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak (MGP) and independent candidates.