BJP claims support of MGP, 3 independent candidates

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant gave credit for the victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Devendra Fadnavis addressing a press conference in Panaji on Thursday 

Devendra Fadnavis addressing a press conference in Panaji on Thursday 

BJP which has retained power in Goa by winning half the seats said on Thursday evening that the MGP and three Independents have agreed to support it.

Speaking at a press conference after poll results became clear, Goa BJP chief Sadanand Tanavade said that the party had received letters of support from the MGP and three Independents.

"We will go for government formation as per the party's decision," he said.

"The party managed to increase its vote share and seats in this election without entering into any alliance," Sawant noted.

The BJP has won 20 out of 40 seats, while the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has won two seats.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant gave credit for the victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Goa Elections in-charge Devendra Fadnavis said the people of Goa have shown faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi

"People have shown faith in PM Modi. Independent candidates are coming with us. MGP is also coming with us and taking all together, we will form our government:," Fadnavis said.

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