Six days after the Goa Assembly Elections 2022 results were declared, caretaker Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has travelled to Delhi for final discussion about the formation of the new government in the coastal state.
After BJP won the 20 seats in the Assembly elections, Sawant had met with state Governor P. S. Sreedharan Pillai at Raj Bhavan on Saturday, 12 March to tender his resignation from the CM post.
In the national capital, Sawant is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief J.P. Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other senior leaders, including central observer Narendra Singh Tomar and L. Murugan.
A party insider told IANS that the key agenda of Sawant's visit is consultation and discussion about the formation of the next government in Goa. "Formation of the BJP government and composition of the new cabinet is the main issue for discussion during meetings," he said.
Before the results were declared on March 10, Sawant had met PM Modi and briefed him about party electoral chances on March 8.
With uncertainty surrounding the CM post, many aspirants are trying their luck to become chief minister in the coastal state. "With extra time everyone is trying to become chief minister and pushing their candidature before seniors," a party leader in Goa told IANS.
The BJP has won 20 of the 40 assembly constituencies of Goa. The 2021 Assembly Elections saw BJP emerging victorious in four out of five states where polls were held.