No MLA Wants To Support the Congress in Goa, Says CM Parrikar

The Congress on Monday urged Goa Governor Mridula Sinha to invite the party to form the next government.

Goa Election
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  • Manohar Parrikar takes oath as the Chief Minister of Goa
  • The SC refused to stay Manohar Parrikar’s swearing-in as Goa CM
  • The Supreme Court ordered a floor test to decide the next government in Goa to be held at 11 am on 16 March
  • The SC bench asks Congress to show the support they have and approach the Governor
  • Congress accuses the BJP of horse-trading during the hearing of the petition in SC
  • The Governor appointed Manohar Parrikar as the CM and invited the BJP to form the government
8:34 PM , 14 Mar

Only Those Who Deal in Money Can Say Money Changed Hands : CM Parrikar

Adding to the war of words between the Congress and the BJP, Goa’s new Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar rubbished allegations of using money to win votes in the state’s assembly elections. He asserted:

Only those who deal in money can say money changed hands. I have done nothing wrong... Last time too, BJP formed a coalition government. No reason now for it to be termed wrong.

He also added:

It’s not a BJP government, but a coalition government headed by BJP.
7:25 PM , 14 Mar

Parrikar Welcome to be a "Do Din Ka Sultan": Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Down playing Manohar Parrikar’s oath taking ceremony, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the ceremony “is of no constitutional significance and wIll be nullified in a floor test in the next 48 hours”

Swearing-in is a ministerial act, and is of no constitutional significance. It wIll be nullified in a floor test in 48 hours...So if you want to be a ‘do din ka sultan’, then you are welcome to do so. 
6:19 PM , 14 Mar

PM Modi Congratulates Manohar Parrikar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated BJP leader Manohar Parrikar for taking oath as Goa Chief Minister.

6:10 PM , 14 Mar

No MLA Wants To Support the Congress, Says CM Parrikar

Defending the Bharatiya Janata Party’s post poll alliance in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claimed that “ the support extended to BJP to form government in Goa is only for Goa's development.”

Rejecting the Congress’ allegations, he added:

If you had the support, then why did you not go to the Governor? No MLA wants to support the Congress...I agree the mandate is fractured, but with 22 MLAs together, the vote share is more than sufficient. Its post poll alliance.

Published: 14 Mar 2017, 8:38 AM IST
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