Congress Collapsed in Goa 8 Out of 11 MLA's Joined BJP

Barely two months after the Congress seemed to have staved off a defection bid

eight of its 11 MLAs led by top leaders Digambar Kamat and Michael Lobo

 joined the ruling BJP, reducing the opposition party

to just three members in a House of 40

The mass defection — a 2019 redux for Goa Congress

is hugely embarrassing for the party in the middle of Rahul Gandhi's

 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' (Unite India March), at which the BJP has been taking jibes: "Jodo (Unite) your party first

With eight MLAs breaking away as a group — that is two thirds

of the party strength — they can't be disqualified under the anti-defection law