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Former Goa CM & Congress Leader Digambar Kamat To Join BJP: Sources

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New Delhi: In a significant setback to the Congress get together, Goa former Congress CM and present MLA Digambar Kamat is more likely to be a part of BJP, based on the sources.

It was Digambar Kamat who overthrew Manohar Parrikar’s authorities in Goa in early 2000 and have become the Congress chief minister of the state. 

If stories are to be believed, senior Congress chief Digambar Kamat could as soon as once more be a part of BJP in Goa. Additionally it is being stated that he will be given the duty of the Ministry of Energy.

Congress is just not in energy in Goa for 10 years. Whereas Kamat has been the Chief of the Opposition for 3 years. He’s thought-about the most important face of Congress in Goa. He was the Power Minister within the authorities of former Chief Minister Pratap Singh Rane. In 2005, he joined Congress and in 2007 he grew to become CM. There have additionally been allegations of corruption in opposition to Kamat. Between 2007 and 2012, when he was the CM, the Justice MB Shah Fee had accused him in a mining rip-off of Rs 35,000 crore. In 2014, he was additionally questioned on this regard.

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A seven-time MLA, Kamat was the Congress frontrunner for the publish of CM within the 2022 Goa Meeting elections. The 68-year-old registered a significant victory within the elections from his stronghold Margao.

After rising as the one largest get together in 2017, Congress fared poorly on this yr’s meeting elections. The BJP, which had toppled the Grand Outdated Get together to kind the federal government final time, ensured energy for the third time in a row with 28 seats within the 40-member home.

At the moment, BJP has 20 MLAs and wishes only one for the Majority mark of 21. As of now MGP and three Independents have prolonged help.

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