In another major jolt to the Congress party, 10 Goa congress MLAs jumped the ship and joined the BJP. while talking to media, Goa CM Pramod Sawant said, ” 10 Congress MLAs, along with their Opposition Leader, have merged with BJP. Strength of BJP has now risen to 27. They had come for development of the state & their constituency. They have not put forward any condition, they have joined BJP unconditionally.” The grand old party was already in deep trouble after several party MLAs dumped the party in Karnataka.