Goa Forward Party (GFP), a day after cabinet rejig, has withdrawn support to BJP-led government in the state.
GFP, in its letter ‘withdrawal of support to BJP government’, said, “Political affairs committee and the legislature party wing of Goa Forward Party met today (14/7/2019) and has decided unanimously to withdraw support to the BJP government led by Pramod Sawant.”
It may be mentioned here that the move has come after 10 out of 3 Congress MLAs, who had recently joined the BJP, were sworn in as ministers in Goa government which led to the sacking of four ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sardesai and an Independent to pave the way for the inclusion of Congress defectors into the Cabinet.
Pramod Sawant, Goa Chief Minister, on Saturday rubbished allegations of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) that the BJP has “cheated” its allies by dropping them from Cabinet after inducting 10 MLAs of the Congress into the saffron party.
Earlier in the day, GFP president and outgoing deputy chief minister Vijai Sardesai alleged that the NDA has ditched its partners with whom it had formed a government in 2017.