New Delhi/Panaji

2 Goa MLAs switch sides, Cong says BJP murdering democracy

Two Congress MLAs from Goa, including a former state party chief, joined the BJP on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the opposition party in a state where the saffron party-led alliance government enjoys a thin majority.

Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte, both of whom have resigned from the assembly, met BJP president Amit Shah at his residence in Delhi and were later inducted into the party at a press conference addressed by Union minister Piyush Goyal.