Goa BJP MLA quits, may join Congress

BJP MLA Vijay Pai Khot resigned on being refused party ticket amid indications that he might join Congress.

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2012, 18:16 PM IST

Panaji: Days ahead of the Assembly elections
in Goa, a BJP MLA on Friday resigned on being refused party ticket
amid indications that he might join Congress.

Vijay Pai Khot, representing Canacona, submitted his
resignation to Speaker Pratapsingh Rane.

He is the fourth legislator to quit ahead of the March 3
polls.

BJP MLAs Rajesh Patnekar and Dayanand Sopte had
resigned last month and joined the ruling Congress while
former Minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco had quit NCP to join
Goa Vikas Party.

Khot said he is yet to decide his future political
course of action, but sources said he is likely to join
Congress and contest from Canacona constituency, from where he
has been denied ticket by the BJP.

BJP has already announced its candidate from Canacona,
from where it has fielded Ramesh Tawadkar, a tribe leader.

PTI