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SC Agrees to Hear Congress’ Petition Against Parrikar as Goa CM

Manohar Parrikar is expected take oath as Goa’s Chief Minister at 5 pm on 14 March.

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The Supreme Court has agreed to urgently hear Congress' petition challenging the appointment of Manohar Parrikar as the next Chief Minister of Goa. The court is expected to hear the matter at 11 am on Tuesday.

The hurriedly filed petition late in the evening was mentioned at the residence of Chief Justice J S Khehar, who agreed to give an urgent hearing on Tuesday.

A special bench would be constituted as the apex court is on Holi break for a week.

Earlier, the Congress accused the BJP of "murdering" democracy in Goa and dubbed Parrikar a “villain” after the BJP party stole a march on it.

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Goa’s Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday appointed Parrikar as the new Chief Minister of Goa after the BJP leader resigned as the Defence Minister of India. Parrikar is expected take oath as Goa’s Chief Minister at 5 pm on 14 March.

Parrikar, who had submitted evidence of support of 21 MLAs before the Governor had been asked to prove majority on the floor of the Goa Legislative Assembly within “15 days after administration of oath of office and secrecy.”

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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