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Congress loses single largest party tag in Goa after two MLAs join BJP

The Congress has lost the single largest party tag in Goa.

Two of its MLA who yesterday had flown to Delhi and were speculations that they would join BJP, have finally done so.

With the resignation of the two MLAs, Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar, Congress’s strength in the 40-
member assembly has been reduced to 14, bringing it on a par with BJP.

The MLAs — former BJP functionaries who returned to the fold — said Congress could not settle its leadership
issues.

“For the past 18 months, Congress, which has four former chief ministers, did not come to an agreement
as to who should lead the party and try and form the government. They were not interested in any development,”
they said in a TOI report.

The development is a huge setback to Congress.

The TOI report further stated that, “The two MLAs joined BJP in Delhi after a meeting with party president Amit Shah”

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