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Digambar Kamat rubbishes reports of joining BJP

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Congress MLA and former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Sunday rubbished reports of his joining the BJP.

He told ANI: "The news about my entry in BJP is being planted by vested interests. It is bogus. I will return to Goa tonight and attend the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Monday. I had gone to Delhi for personal work."

BJP Goa unit president Vinay Tendulkar too stated that he had no information about Kamat's entry in his party.

He said: "There are rumors in Goa that Digambar Kamat is joining BJP. We have got this information through media only. We have no information on this as yet."

Earlier in the day Leader of Opposition in Goa assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar too refuted speculations of former Goa chief minister Kamat quitting Congress and accused the BJP of spreading 'rumours.'

Speaking to ANI, Kavlekar said: "Former chief minister and Congress leader Digambar Kamat will not leave the party. He is our senior leader and we can't even think of him leaving the party. BJP is creating these rumors because the situation is not well within their party. This also proves that BJP doesn't have a leader."

Congress is currently the single-largest party in the state with 14 MLAs. BJP has 13 legislators and its government is supported by three MLAs each of the Goa Forward Party and Maharashtra Gomantak Party, and three Independents. Two Congress MLAs have resigned after defecting to the BJP.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 22:42 IST
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