Goa Assembly Speaker recognizes MLA Yuri Alemao as the Leader of Opposition

After 8 out of the 11 MLAs in the Goa Assembly of the Congress defected to the BJP, the Goa Legislative Assembly recognized Yuri Alemao as the leader of the opposition in the house.

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After 8 out of the 11 MLAs in the Goa Assembly of the Congress defected to the BJP, the Goa Legislative Assembly recognized Yuri Alemao as the leader of the opposition in the house.

This was notified via a press release which said, “The Speaker, Goa Legislative Assembly has recognized Shri Yuri Alemao as the Leader of Opposition in the Goa Legislative Assembly, with effect from 30th September 2022.”

Alemao is a member of the congress representing the Cuncolim constituency in South Goa.

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Earlier in September top party leaders such as former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, former Leader of the Opposition Michael Lobo and his wife, Delilah Lobo, as well as long-time Congress loyalists like Aleixo Sequeira, Sankalp Amonkar and Rodolfo Fernandes along with Rajesh Faldessai and Kedar Naik left the Congress to join BJP which is under the command of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.