In an another political development in Goa, the former Congress legislator Vishwajit Rane has officially officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday.
He was given the membership in the presence of state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar.
Vishwajit Rane said that he has joined BJP to strengthen the hands of CM Parrikar and BJP’s position in Sattari (a sub-district in North Goa district).
He also claimed that his father, Congress hardcore and former Goa CM Pratapsing Rane, has also given his blessings regarding his decision to join BJP.
This move by Rane has increased BJP’s strength to 14 in the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly.
He will be contesting from Valpoi assembly constituency which is heading for a by-poll, also he is likely to be inducted into the Cabinet.