Panaji, January 26:
Former Congress leader Joseph Sequeira joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the Assembly elections in Goa. He was inducted by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant into the party.
While announcing his induction into BJP, CM Sawant said, "Former Sarpanch of Calangute, Joseph Sequeira has joined BJP today. We have strengthened our party again in Calangute and definitely, we are winning the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa."
When asked whether the new BJP leader would contest the next month's Assembly elections in the coastal state, Sequeira said, "If the party gives me a ticket, then I will put all my zeal towards it."
Before officially joining the BJP, the former Congress leader said that he would be joining the saffron party today, and will contest the Assembly elections against Congress' Michael Lobo in the Calangute constituency.