BJP's Manohar Parrikar likely to be next Goa CM

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 12. (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, along with Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs, three MGP MLAs, three Goa Forward Party MLAs and three other Independent MLAs, met the Goa Governor to discuss the possibility of forming a government under Parrikar. Envisioning stability in Goa's political scenario, Goa Forward Party MLA Vijay Sardesai came out in support of a BJP Government to be formed in the state. "In the interest of Goan regionalist development, we are supporting BJP. There is no consensus in the principle party. However, we believe that Parrikar is most suitable for the position of Chief Minister since he can drive development in the state," said Sardesai. "We will incorporate a Common Minimum programme within one month of formation of the Government," he added. Echoing a similar opinion, Rohan Khaunte, an independent MLA stated that the current agenda is to channelise development in the state under Parrikar's leadership. "At this moment, we are looking for consistency in development in the state. With the new government, we are looking forward to economic stability," he said. (ANI)