Goa CM floor test today: BJP lawmakers shifted to a five-star resort
Panaji : Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will be undergoing a floor test on Wednesday following tough negotiations to maintain the majority in the state after the death of Manohar Parrikar.
A NDTV report claims that the BJP has moved its lawmakers to a five-star hotel to secure its numbers ahead of the trust vote.
The ruling coalition has 21 legislators --12 from the BJP, three each of allies Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three independents. The opposition Congress has 14 lawmakers.
In the house of 40 members, the number has reduced to 36 after the deaths of two lawmakers and the resignation of two Congress lawmakers.
On Monday, Pramod Sawant took oath as Goa Chief Minister along with 11 ministers. Reacting to it, the Congress accused Governor Mridula Sinha of denying it the chance to form a government, calling her an "agent of the BJP". The party, which had emerged the largest after the 2017 Goa polls, had written two letters to the Governor.