Congress has lost the already won battle in Goa. Goa’s soon to be chief minister Manohar Parrikar will contest from the Mapusa seat, which was won by Francis D’Souza, according to the recent information from India Today.
In this trade-off, D’Souza will receive a Rajya Sabha post. Although congress won the election with 18 seats but BJP made a joint with other independent parties because of which Manohar Parrikar will be taking oath as the Chief Minister of Goa.
The two parties who helped BJP to stake claim to form the government is Maharashtra Gomantak Party and Goa Forward Party. Those parties are being rewarded with cabinet posts.
The union defence minister, Manohar Parrikar will be stepping down from his post. He was appointed as the chief minister by Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday night. Close sources to Parrikar said he will take oath as CM on Tuesday at 5.06 pm, which was determined as an auspicious time.
The time of 15 days
Governor Sinha has given Parrikar 15 days to prove himself. He has the support of a majority of MLAs in Goa’s 40 seat Assembly. He is in the already in the state capital Panaji and said that Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari also attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Goa: Manohar Parrikar celebrates #Holi in Panaji, says Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari will attend swearing-in ceremony. pic.twitter.com/AG25zULm5K
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 13, 2017
The BJP won 13 seats came in second to the Congress which won 17 constituencies, has managed to win the support of nine of the remaining 10 MLAs.
Besides the MGP and GFP combined six MLAs, three independents have also backed the BJP.
Congress taking a dig
Meanwhile, Congress has slammed the BJP for stealing the election in Goa.
P Chidambaram while taking a dig on BJP tweeted, “A party that comes second has no right to form the Government. BJP stealing elections in Goa and Manipur.”
Digvijaya Singh also spoke out indirectly accusing the BJP of buying support.
“Money Power has won over People’s Power. I apologise to the People of Goa as we couldn’t muster the support to form the Govt,” the Congress general secretary tweeted.
He also added, “But our struggle against Communal Forces and Money Power Politics in Goa shall continue.”
Source: India Today
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