PANAJI: BJP Goa President Sadanand Tanavade said that no discussion about reshuffle of cabinet has taken place with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant,
“We are are also coming to know about it on news and social media. “Chief Minister has a right to reshuffle. After taking such a decision, so far he has not told us anything of such, hence I consider this as rumour,” said Tanavade
He further said that as there is election in Karnataka, maximum leaders from Centre visit Belagavi or other border areas of Karnataka via Goa. When they land at Dabolim airport or at Mopa airport, people feel that reshuffle is there,” Tanavade said.
On September 14, former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Michael Lobo, Delilah Lobo, Kedar Naik, Sankalp Amonkar, Rajesh Faldesai, Aleixo Sequeira and Rudolf Fernandes joined BJP, reducing Congress to 3 MLAs in 40- member assembly.
Since then, there were speculations that along with Kamat other two MLAs will be inducted in the cabinet.
Earlier, in the 40-member Goa Assembly, the Congress had 11 legislators and the BJP had 20. The chief minister said eight of the 11 MLAs of Congress, including former chief minister Digambar Kamat, have joined the BJP.