Parrikar to be Goa CM; BJP set to form government in Manipur as well
Panaji/Imphal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, led by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, met Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday and staked claim to form the government in the coastal state.
The BJP contingent of 13 MLAs was led by Parrikar and was accompanied by three legislators each of the Goa Forward party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and three Independent legislators.
“We have decided to support the BJP for formation of government,” Goa Forward founder-member Vijai Sardesai told reporters before proceeding for Raj Bhavan.
Similarly, in Manipur the party has cobbled support of two smaller outits and and independent to stakes its claims to form the next government in the the NE state.
The National People’s Party (NPP) extending support to it and thus enabling it reach the vaunted 31-seat-mark in the 60-member state assembly, NPP National President Conrad Sangma said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party won 21 seats in the assembly elections held earlier this month. It has already been promised support by the Naga People’s Front which has four seats, the Lok Janshakti Party (one) and one Independent.
The NPP won four seats in the recent assembly elections.
Sangma said they will meet Governor Najma Heptulla to stake claim to forming the government in the state.