The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary board met today and discussed the issue of appointment of its new legislature party leader in Goa, who will replace Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister.
Party General Secretary J P Nadda said here that the Parliamentary board discussed the political situation in Goa as well as the name of BJP nominee for a Rajya Sabha seat from Uttar Pradesh.
A final decision will be announced at 4 PM today, Nadda said.
The meeting was chared by BJP President Amit Shah.
Parrikar is set to resign as Goa CM as he is tipped to be inducted in the Union Cabinet which will be expanded tomorrow.
The race for the Goa Chief Minister’s post has ntensified with Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza throwing his hat into the ring while Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Parrikar. Names of other leaders have also been doing rounds for the position.
BJP’s Goa state MLA’s are also scheduled to hold a meeting at 12.30 PM on the issue of choosing their new leader.