Boost for BJP ahead of Goa elections as Congress MLA Mauvin Godinho set to join the saffron party

It's a boost for BJP ahead of assembly elections in Goa.

By Prashant V Singh | Updated: Dec 14, 2016, 09:53 AM IST
Boost for BJP ahead of Goa elections as Congress MLA Mauvin Godinho set to join the saffron party

Panaji: It's a boost for BJP ahead of assembly elections in Goa.

A Congress MLA is set to join the saffron party.

Congress MLA from Dabolim constituency, Mauvin Godinho, would join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on December 16, after resigning from the Congress on the same day.

"On December 16 I will formally join the BJP. The Congress is destined for doom because of the manner in which the party treats senior leaders," Godinho said.

Although elected on a Congress ticket in 2012, Godinho has been backing the BJP and slamming the Congress for the last three years.

Two years back, the Congress state leadership had resolved to distance itself from Godinho, accusing him of working against the party and refusing to heed to its diktats.