Earlier this week, Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar were ferried to Delhi by another Congress rebel-turned-BJP minister Vishwajeet Rane. On Tuesday, they formally joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
The three states had been for decades locked in a dispute over the sharing of water of the Mahadayi river, which originates in Belagavi in Karnataka. Soon after the verdict, the Goa government had claimed it was a victory for the state.
Goa Congress Chief Shantaram Naik demanded that the names of all companies who have been awarded contracts, sub-contracts and other responsibilities be displayed at the site of the bridges along with other details.
The Congress emerged as the single largest party in the last year's elections in Goa, but fell short of a majority. The governor invited the BJP to form the government which enlisted the support of some of the smaller parties.
In the 2017 Goa Assembly elections, the Congress party emerged as the single-largest party with 17 of the 40 seats. Following the results, one of the MLAs, Vishwajit Rane, resigned from the Congress Party and the Assembly just before the floor test and joined the BJP.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the New Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Monday. With the situation being delicate, a Congress delegation of 14 members approached the governor, staking claim to form the new government in the state.