Now, Goa Congress, RJD in Bihar to stake claim to form government after Karnataka Governor's invite to BJP

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 17, 2018, 06:49 PM(IST)

If what they did in Karnataka is right then they must accept what they did in Bihar was wrong, said Tejashwi Yadav Photograph:( ANI )

Fifteen months after the elections Goa Congress to approach the Governor tomorrow to stake claim to form the government in the state.

''In 2017, we won 17 seats and were the single largest party and continue to be but Governor chose to invite the BJP which had 13 seats. In Karnataka, Governor invited BJP as they are the single largest party. So, we appeal to Governor to invite us to form govt,'' said Yatish Naik of Goa Congress. 

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Congress Goa in-charge Chella Kumar along with other party leaders will meet the Governor tomorrow and stake claim to form the government. 

Being the single largest party Congress should be invited to form govt in Goa, ANI report said quoting Congress party sources. 

If necessary Congress may parade its MLAs to Governor's house, the sources added. 

In February 2017 assembly poll, Congress had emerged as the single-largest party but had failed to form the government after the BJP, with 13 MLAs, swiftly bagged support of Goa Forward Party (GFP), Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents, to reach the magic figure of 21 in the 40-member house.

Following this, Manohar Parrikar, who was then serving as the defence minister was rushed back to Goa to return as the Chief Minister.

Goa Congress said that the state is without a leader for two months and added that state administration is in chaos.  

Similarly, in Bihar, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav to hold a one-day protest against the ''murder of democracy''. He will also request Bihar Governor to dissolve the state government and like Karnataka invite the single largest party which in Bihar is RJD.  

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''We would be holding a one-day Dharna tomorrow against the murder of democracy in Karnataka. We also request the Bihar Governor to dissolve the state government and like in Karnataka invite the single largest party, which in Bihar is the RJD,'' Yadav said. 

Former Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh and former Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma have sought time from respective Governors of the state for a meeting tomorrow, according to news agency ANI.

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