Goa’s Prime Minister Pramod Sawant and the state’s BJP unit president Sadanand Shet Tanavade spoke last Friday to a convention of party workers here, saying the target for the 2027 Assembly polls must be 27 seats in the House with 40 members. The BJP had won 20 seats in the February 14 polls, the results of which were announced on March 10, although the support of the MGP and independent legislators allowed the party to retain power in the coastal state.
The BJP had a goal of winning at least 22 seats in the recent polls, but some candidates lost by very small margins, CM Sawant said. He called on party workers to continue working hard at ground level and expressed confidence that the BJP would win both Lok Sabha seats in Goa in the 2024 general election.
Speaking at the rally, Tanavade said workers should not leave “political space” for other clothing in their constituencies and must address and resolve people’s complaints before others. He also attacked the Congress over the appointment of Michael Lobo, who had resigned as minister in the previous Sawant dispensation, as opposition leader and Amit Patkar as head of the state unit.
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