Union Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah who is on one day visit to poll-bound Goa on Sunday, offered prayers at Sai Baba temple in the Borim town. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was also present with him. The Home Minister will also address three public meetings in the state and will launch an umbrella campaign, informed Sadanand Shet Tanavade, BJP Goa chief.
“After a public meeting at Sun Grace Garden, Ponda and Sharda Mandir Multipurpose Hall, Sanvordem, which will be broadcasted digitally, we’ll launch an Umbrella campaign in Vasco,” the BJP Goa chief said. BJP has fielded ITS candidates on all 40 seats in the state assembly. Goa will go to the assembly polls on February 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
In March 2017, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 13 seats and the Congress 17 in the 40-member assembly. The BJP formed an alliance with Goa Forward Party (GFP), Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents, following which they had claimed a majority in the 21 in the 40-member house. At that time, the Goa government led by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar came to power. This year, Aam Aadmi Party, Trinamool Congress, BJP, Congress, MGP, GFP among others will be contesting the polls.