Panaji : Former Goa Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday. In a simple ceremony held here today, he got the party’s membership in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
The former Valpoi legislator had resigned from the Congress as well as an MLA on March 16, the day Parrikar won a crucial trust vote on the floor of state assembly. Rane is the son of Congress veteran and former chief minister Pratapsinh Rane. Rane had quit the Congress last month after being upset that the party failed to form the government in Goa despite winning 17 seats in the 40-member assembly.