Two Goa Congress MLAs resign from party after meeting BJP chief Amit Shah, set to join BJP today



															Two Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar (in pic) and Dayanand Sopte left for Delhi on Monday night.(ANI Photo)

The two MLAs Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar reached Delhi past Monday midnight amidst speculations that they may join the BJP. tags

Two Goa Congress lawmakers resigned from party after a meeting with the Bharatiya Janata party chief Amit Shah in New Delhi on Tuesday. Both are expected to join the BJP later today

The two MLAs Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkaramidst speculations that they may join the BJP.

“Both the Congress MLAs will be resigning from Congress party on Tuesday and joining the BJP,” a senior BJP leader had told PTI.

The Congress currently has 16 MLAs in the Goa Legislative Assembly. Their strength would be reduced to 14 if two legislators resign.

The BJP has 14 MLAs while three each are from Goa Forward Party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Independents. One legislator is from the NCP.

First Published: Oct 16, 2018 12:44 IST

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