10 of the 15 Congress MLAs joined BJP in Goa on Wednesday. All the MLAs arrived in Delhi on Thursday with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. They will meet party president Amit Shah and executive president JP Nadda. The number of BJP members in the House is now 27. Among the legislators joining the BJP include Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kawalakar in the Legislative Assembly. When asked about the reason for the MLAs joining the BJP, Sawant said that this step has been raised with the intention of strengthening the party and the purpose of public interest. In the last three months, I felt that the interests of the people of the state are being affected. Now people will not be allowed to suffer anymore. My government is for the farmers and the common people.