Panaji, March 10: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to form the government in Goa on its own as it has won 20 out of the 40 seats in the state. Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said he would welcome those who extend their support to the party.
He said three independent MLAs have extended their support to the BJP. ”Three independent MLAs have extended their support to the party. They have held discussions in this regard with the party state president Sadanand Shet Tanavade,” the Chief Minister said.
Dr Sawant expressed gratitude towards the people of the state and said the vote was for the development work carried out by the party during the last 10 years in the state. ”I express my gratitude to the people of Goa for reposing faith in my government. We have won 20 seats but would welcome those who wish to support us. People have voted for the BJP because of work done by it during the last ten years,” he said.
As per the Election Commission, BJP has won 20 seats out of the 40 it had contested. In the last assembly elections held in 2017, it had fallen short of eight seats as it had won 13 seats. However, it had managed to form a government with the help of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Forward Party and independents.