|11th Chief Minister of Goa|
8 June 2007 – 9 March 2012
|Governor||S. C. Jamir
Shivinder Singh Sidhu
|Preceded by||Pratapsingh Rane|
|Succeeded by||Manohar Parrikar|
8 March 1954 |
Margao, Portuguese Goa
|Political party||Indian National Congress (till-1994) 2005-Present|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (1994-2005)|
Digambar Kamat (born 8 March 1954) is an Indian politician. He was the Chief Minister of Goa from June 2007 to March 2012. He belongs to the Indian National Congress. Since 2006, he has been the president of Swimming Federation of India.
Digambar Kamat quit the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1994 and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when he was denied the INC ticket. In 2005, he left the BJP-led government in the state and returned to the Congress. On 25 July 2007, Kamat's government fell into crisis, as it appeared to not have a majority after resignations and alliance break-ups. However, it saved itself and went on to rule Goa for the next 5 years up to 2012. He resigned from the post of Chief Minister on 6 March 2012, after the BJP won 24 seats against INC's 9 seats in the Goa Assembly Elections held in March 2012.
Digambar is married to Asha and has two children .
- "Goa election results: Digambar Kamat resigns as Goa chief minister". The Times Of India. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- "Kamat is new SFI president". The Hindu. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- BJP gets clear majority; Congress Out
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