Former Goa Chief Minister and sitting MLA Digambar Kamat may join BJP. This information was given by the sources. Digambar Kamat left the Congress in 1994 and joined the BJP. He returned to Congress in 2005. And in 2005, Manohar Parrikar was instrumental in overthrowing the BJP-led government.
He was also the Chief Minister of Goa from 2007 to 2012. A seven-time MLA, Kamat was the front-runner for the chief minister’s post in the 2002 Goa Assembly elections. Kamat, 68, had won the assembly elections from his stronghold.
In the results of March 10, BJP had won 20 seats. It was just one seat away from the majority (21). At present, BJP has formed the government with the support of MGP and 3 independent MLAs. The Congress won 11 seats in the 40-member assembly. In late March, after the defeat, the Congress appointed Amit Patkar as the new president of Goa. While Digambar Kamat was included in the Congress Working Committee. But now there are reports that he will join BJP.
According to a report, Digambar Kamat can be made the power minister in Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s government. Significantly, after becoming the single largest party in the year 2017, the performance of the Congress in the 2022 assembly elections was very embarrassing. In the 2017 elections, BJP formed the government for the third time in the state.