Drama in Goa as 10 of 15 Congress MLAs seek merger with ruling BJP

Category : India News
Updated On : July 11, 2019 01:22 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Ten out of 15 Congress MLAs in Goa have broken away to merge with the ruling BJP. The saffron party is the single largest party with 17 MLAs, Goa Forward Party and Independents have three each, while one MLA each is from NCP and MGP.

          The group, led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, met Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar in the evening and gave him a letter, informing him about their breaking away from the party.

          The MLAs include Atanasio Monserratte, Jeniffer Monserratte, Francis Silveira, Philip Nery Rodrigues, Cleaofacio Dias, Wilfred Das, Nilkant Halarnkar and Isidor Fernandes.

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