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News18 Evening Digest: Who Will be Goa CM?; 'Mountain Fire' Created by China Eastern Airlines Flight Accident and Other Stories

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News18.com

Last Updated: March 21, 2022, 17:37 IST

New Delhi

Among the front-runners is caretaker CM Pramod Sawant, former state health minister Vishwajeet Rane and Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Arlekar, who will visit Goa today. (File photo: @DrPramodPSawant/Twitter)

Among the front-runners is caretaker CM Pramod Sawant, former state health minister Vishwajeet Rane and Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Arlekar, who will visit Goa today. (File photo: @DrPramodPSawant/Twitter)

Here are the top stories today.

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Who Will be Goa CM? BJP to Announce Today; Sawant, Himachal Guv Rajendra Arlekar in Race

The long-drawn suspense over Goa chief minister’s name is likely to end today as the BJP will announce the leader of the state BJP Legislature Party at a meeting to be held at BJP headquarters in Panaji in the evening. The BJP has also sought an appointment with Goa Governor at 6 pm to stake a claim to form the government, sources said. At the BJP Legislature meet, the party will finalise the CM’s name. READ MORE

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first published:March 21, 2022, 17:37 IST
last updated:March 21, 2022, 17:37 IST