Goa cabinet recommends dissolution of Assembly on March 14

The tenure of the outgoing assembly is scheduled to end on March 15
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Gomantak Times

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday held a meeting of his cabinet where it was decided to recommend dissolution of the current Assembly on March 14.

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane informed that BJP ministers passed a resolution thanking the people of the state for once again reposing faith in the party.

"We met to thank the people for a resounding victory of the party. During the meeting, a resolution was moved to thank the people of the state," he told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

"The meeting chaired by CM Sawant decided to recommend to the state governor dissolution of the House on Monday," Rane added.

The tenure of the outgoing assembly is scheduled to end on March 15 and its dissolution will pave the way for constitution of a new House and kick-start process to form the next government.

BJP's Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadanavis had told reporters on Thursday evening that a decision on leadership and timing of swearing-in of the new cabinet will be decided by the party's central leadership.

On Thursday, the BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 20 seats in the 40-member assembly, just one short of the majority mark, and later said it has secured support from regional outfit MGP, which bagged two seats, and all the three newly-elected Independent MLAs, putting it in a comfortable in terms of numbers.

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