The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with party’s observer Nitin Gadkari addressed media over forming government in Goa on Sunday.
The BJP is likely to stake claim to form the government in Goa, hoping to sail across the majority mark with support from the smaller parties and independents.
Earlier, the Goa Forward Party (GFP), however, has said it is yet to hand over any letter of support to the BJP or the Congress.
“We are staking claim to form the government... we have support of more than 21 legislators which is required to form the government,” BJP state unit chief Vinay Tendulkar claimed while talking to PTI.
Here are the live updates:
# Manohar Parrikar appointed as Goa Chief Minister by Governor Mridula Sinha
# Manohar Parrikar is CM candidate in Goa, says Nitin Gadkari
# Definitely it was difficult as it was a new department (Def Min) but I am happy no corruption allegation levelled on our govt: M Parrikar
# We met the Governor, expecting an invitation.Once we receive it,we will consult our colleagues and decide the date for swearing in: Parrikar
# This is a mandate given by the people, though we fell short of majority. Together we have completed the magic figure of 21: Manohar Parrikar
# Manohar Parrikar will have to give resignation as Defence Minister before becoming Goa CM, but he has not given it yet: Nitin Gadkari
# MGP, GFP said during our discussions that if Manohar Parrikar becomes Goa CM candidate, then we will support: Nitin Gadkari
(With PTI inputs)