Hectic parleys are on among BJP leaders to elect the new Chief Minister of Goa following the demise of Manohar Parrikar. Union minister Nitin Gadkari held talks with party leaders and alliance partner Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP).
The coalition government includes the BJP with 12 MLAs, the Goa Forward Party-3, the MGP-3 and 3 Independents. Meanwhile, Congress MLAs met Governor Mridula Sinha to stake claim to form government.
Speaking to reporters, Nitin Gadkari said, “No final decision has been taken on the chief minister yet. I will be leaving after 6 pm. I feel that if the decision is made by then, it will be a good thing.” He further said that a decision had been taken on issue within the BJP. “We are in talks with alliance partners,” he said.