BJP claims support of MGP, three Independents

Published on Mar 10, 2022 06:58 PM IST
The BJP has won 20 out of 40 seats, while the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has won two seats.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)�s Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis and party state President Sadanand Shet poses a victory sign during the celebration as the party leads the State Assembly elections, in Panaji.(ANI)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)�s Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis and party state President Sadanand Shet poses a victory sign during the celebration as the party leads the State Assembly elections, in Panaji.(ANI)
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The BJP which is poised to retain power in Goa by winning half the seats claimed on Thursday evening that the MGP and three Independents have agreed to support it. 

The BJP has won 20 out of 40 seats, while the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has won two seats. 

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Speaking at a press conference after poll results became clear, Goa BJP chief Sadanand Tanavade said that the party had received letters of support from the MGP and three Independents.

 Chief Minister Pramod Sawant gave credit for the victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We will go for government formation as per the party's decision," he said. The party managed to increase its vote share and seats in this election without entering into any alliance, Sawant noted. 

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