The man also told the police that he had killed the woman to rob her gold chain, which he later pawned to get a loan and purchased a two-wheeler, the official added.
Goa BJP President Sadanand Tanavade confirmed on Sunday that Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and L. Murugan will also be present in the meeting as BJP’s central observers to facilitate the government formation in the state.
Sawant’s meeting with Shah carries much significance as the BJP is yet to announce the next chief minister of Goa.
Tanavade said the Goa governor has already administered the oath to Ganesh Gaonkar as pro-tem Speaker. The newly-elected members of the Goa Assembly will take oath on March 15, when the term of the current Assembly expires.
According to the Union Minister, the BJP parliamentary board observers would visit all the states where it won- Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur.
Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Pramod Sawant was trailing behind Congress candidate Dharmesh Saglani in Sankhalim constituency by 317 votes, according to the ECI data.
Polling in all the 40 Assembly constituencies of the coastal state was held on Monday. The counting of votes will be held on March 10.
After casting his vote at a booth in Sankhalim constituency of North Goa district, Sawant also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to him in the morning over phone and conveyed his best wishes for the Assembly polls.
The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is being challenged by the Congress, Trinamool Congress, and Aam Admi Party (AAP) in a multi-cornered electoral contest in Goa.
Kamat also said that in the 2017 elections the Congress had performed well and got 17 seats — four more than the BJP which won 13 seats — but added that the Congress leadership had erred in the process of government formation.
“I announce my withdrawal as Goa TMC candidate from Fatorda and hand over the baton to a young woman advocate. That has been the policy of the party – to empower the women,” said Luizinho Faleiro.
The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report that with this, Goa has set a unique record, which is ”unparalleled” in the history of Indian democracy.
Talking to PTI, the 65-year-old leader said he does not wish to remain in the party and will formally submit his resignation by this evening.
Earlier today, the party’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal announced Amit Palekar as the Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Goa Assembly polls.
Chidambaram, who is the Congress’ senior election observer for the Goa Assembly polls, appealed to the voters of Goa to vote for a regime change and elect Congress.
Moitra, MP, later did not directly refer to Dinesh Gundu Rao’s remarks but said she did not want to “engage in further Twitter shadow boxing” with various Congress functionaries.
Winning Goa is not easy for the ruling BJP, but parties like the AAP and the TMC have put obstacles in the Congress’s path to help the BJP, he claimed.
His statement has come shortly after Trinamool Congress Party’s Goa desk in-charge Mahua Moitra suggested that the Mamata Banerjee-led party was open to a pre-poll alliance with the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Congress.
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