BJP Parliamentary board meets; decisions expected at 4 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wiith Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. File photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wiith Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. File photo  


BJP’s Goa state MLAs are also scheduled to hold a meeting on the issue of choosing their new leader.

The BJP Parliamentary board met on Saturday and discussed the issue of appointment of its new legislature party leader in Goa, who will replace Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister. Mr. Parrikar on Saturday resigned, paving way for appointment of his successor

Party General Secretary J.P. Nadda said in New Delhi that the Parliamentary board discussed the political situation in Goa as well as the name of BJP nominee for a Rajya Sabha seat from Uttar Pradesh.

A final decision will be announced at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Mr. Nadda said.

The meeting was chaired by BJP president Amit Shah.

Mr. Parrikar is set to resign as Goa Chief Minister as he is tipped to be inducted in the Union Cabinet which will be expanded on Sunday.

The race for the Goa Chief Minister’s post has intensified with Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza throwing his hat into the ring while Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Mr. Parrikar. Names of other leaders have also been doing rounds for the position.

Prakash Kamat adds

Advocate General of goa Atmaram Nadkarni resigned on Saturday.

BJP legislature wing meet on to discuss Chief Minister post. Mr. Parsekar is the front-runner for the Chief Minister post. The swearing-in ceremony of the new CM will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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