PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant yet again has left for Delhi amidst rumours of cabinet reshuffle.
Sources have said that Sawant would be discussing on cabinet reshuffle and also candidature for Rajya Sabha seat and coosing a candidate to fill the Rajya Sabha vacancy with Vinay Tendulkar’s term ending in July, will have to be given effect in the coming few days.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national President J P Nadda and general secretary B L Santosh were part of the meeting Sawant and Tanavade attended. The party’s preparedness for the all important 2024 Lok Sabha elections was also deliberated upon.
Speculation in the political circles of Goa that a reshuffle in the cabinet will take place to accommodate 3 MLAs among eight who had joined the BJP, has still not come into reality.
On September 14, former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Michael Lobo, Delilah Lobo, Kedar Naik, Sankalp Amonkar, Rajesh Faldesai, Aleixo Sequeira and Rudolf Fernandes joined the BJP, reducing Congress to 3 MLAs.
In April, Goa BJP state president Sadanand Tanavade had said that no discussion about reshuffle of Cabinet has taken place with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, and hence, it is just a rumour spread in political circles.