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Goa bypolls: Newly elected MLAs to take oath in Assembly complex today

The Panaji Assembly Bypoll Was Necessitated Due To The Death Of Sitting BJP MLA And Former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar In March.

PTI | Updated on: 28 May 2019, 12:28:42 AM
BJP and Congress flags (File Photo)

BJP and Congress flags (File Photo)


The four newly-elected MLAs in Goa would be sworn in on Tuesday, state Assembly Speaker Michael Lobo has said. All of them will be administered the oath of office in the Assembly complex at 11 am on Tuesday, Lobo added.

In the recent bypolls held in four seats of the state, BJP’s Subhash Shirodkar, Dayanand Sopte and Joshua D’Souza won from Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa, respectively, while Congress nominee Atanasio Monserrate emerged victorious in Panaji.

The Panaji Assembly bypoll was necessitated due to the death of sitting BJP MLA and former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in March, while the death of sitting BJP MLA Francis D’Souza necessitated the bypoll in Mapusa.

The bypolls in Shiroda and Mandrem became necessary following the resignation of their sitting Congress MLAs.

Following the declaration of the bypoll results last week, the BJP is now the single largest party with 17 MLAs in the 40-member Assembly, followed by the Congress which has 15 legislators.

Besides, the House has three MLAs of the Goa Forward Party, three Independents and one legislator each of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and the NCP.

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First Published : 28 May 2019, 12:28:42 AM