Manohar Parrikar: Manohar Parrikar will be Goa CM, will resign from Defence Minister post soon: Nitin Gadkari

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staked claim to form the next government in Goa with the support of the NCP, smaller outfits and Independents.

The saffron party has announced that Manohar Parrikar will be the Chief Minister of the coalition government. Parrikar, who is currently working as the Defence Minister, will resign from the post before taking oath as the Goa CM.Union minister and the BJP’s election in-charge for Goa, Nitin Gadkari said, “Parrikar will resign as the Defence Minister before taking oath as Chief Minister of Goa.”

Parrikar earlier today met Goa Governor Mridula Sinha in evening with the letters of support from three members each of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), the Maharashtrawadi Gomkantak Party (MGP), two Independents and lone NCP MLA, taking the tally of the coalition to 22.

With this, the BJP which has won 13 seats has cobbled up the requisite number needed to reach the magic figure in the 40-member House which had thrown up a hung verdict, though the Congress has emerged the single largest party with 17 seats.

While addressing a press conference soon after his meeting with the Governor, Parrikar said thanked party MLAs and office bearers. He said that the date of swearing-in ceremony will be announced shortly.

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