Goa Chief Minister Promod Sawant and state BJP unit president Sadananda Shet Tanavade addressed a conference of party workers here on Friday and said the target for the 2027 assembly elections would be 27 seats in the 40-member House. The BJP won 20 seats in the February 14 elections, and the results were announced on March 10, although support from the MGP and independent legislators allowed the party to retain power in the coastal state.
The BJP had set a target of winning at least 22 seats in the just-concluded polls, but some candidates lost by a narrow margin, CM Sawant said. He called on the party workers to continue working hard on the ground and expressed confidence that the BJP would win both the Lok Sabha seats in Goa in the 2024 general elections.
Addressing the gathering, Tanavade said workers should not leave “political space” for other organizations in their constituencies and raise and resolve people’s grievances more than others. He attacked Congress over the appointment of Michael Lobo, who resigned as minister. Former Sawant system, as Leader of the Opposition and Amit Patkar as Head of State Unit.
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