'News about me joining BJP is not true': Former Goa CM Digambar Kamat

Digambar Kamat. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 17, 2019, 07.15 PM (IST)

Senior Congress leader and former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Sunday denied the rumours of him joining BJP and said that he went to Delhi for some personal work.

''News about my entry in BJP is being planted by vested interests, it is bogus,'' he said.

''I will return to Goa tonight and attend the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Monday. I had gone to Delhi for personal work,'' news agency ANI quoted former Goa CM as saying.

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Speculations were rife that Kamat may be inducted into the BJP and given a major position in the state government, considering current Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's deteriorating health.

Kamat was second in command in the BJP till 2005 when he switched over to the Congress.

The senior Congress leader held the reigns of the state from 2007 to 2012. 

(With inputs from PTI)