- Goa BJP legislature party met today and the MLAs passed a resolution to make Manohar Parrikar as Chief Minister. The MLAs have also shot off a letter to BJP president Amit Shah requesting him to send Parrikar back to Goa. BJP sources have said that the party will stake claim to form government in Goa tomorrow.
- The BJP sources claimed to have got support of Goa Forward Party, which has three MLAs and MGM, which also has three MLAs. The BJP sources further said that the three Independent MLAs were also ready to extend support to the party in Goa Assembly. With support of nine MLAs, the BJP will cross the majority mark in Goa Assembly. The BJP is likely to make formal announcement in the evening.
- Sources also said that in all likelihood Manohar Parrikar will lead the Goa government. Meanwhile, chorus is growing within the BJP to bring back Parrikar as Chief Minister. The BJP MLA from Calangute Michael Lobo has told India Today that he wants Parrikar as the Goa CM. Michael Lobo confirmed to India Today in Panaji that both MGP and GFP want Parrikar as Chief Minister.
(Source- India today)