PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today soon after cabinet meeting 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.
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.
Tanavade had said that they are also coming to know about it on the news and social media.
“The Chief Minister has a right to reshuffle. After taking such a decision, he tells the party. So far he has not told us anything of such, hence I consider this as a rumour,” Tanavade, rejecting the reshuffle rumour, said.
The opposition in the state has alleged that these Congress rebel MLAs are quiet without demanding positions as they have been “paid”. Besides, they are also facing disqualification petitions filed against them.