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BJP fields Pramod Sawant for Goa Assembly Speaker's election

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The has decided to field its Pramod Sawant for the post of Assembly Speaker, the for which will be held tomorrow.

The legislator from Sankhali constituency in North is being supported by the MLAs and the party's alliance partners.

"The and all the alliance partners have decided to field Sawant for the post of Speaker," BJP legislator Michael Lobo told PTI today.

"He has the support of majority of the members on the floor of the House," Lobo claimed.

Meanwhile, the has nominated its Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco for the Speaker's post.

"We will field Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco as our candidate for the Speaker's post. We will appeal to the and independents to support our candidate," Legislature Party leader Chandrakant Kavlekar told reporters here today.

He said the will try to garner maximum support for their candidate as the number of non-BJP legislators is more on the floor of the House.

The for the post of Speaker would be held when the session begins tomorrow.

In the newly elected 40-member House, the BJP currently has the support of 23 legislators, including 13 from its own party, three each from Forward Party and MGP, three Independents and one from

The Congress is left with only 16 candidates after one of its members, Vishwajit Rane, resigned protesting the party's failure to form the government.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 16:22 IST