Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was sworn in as Chief Minister of Goa to form a BJP state government, and also won the floor test ordered by Supreme Court was conducted on Thursday which witnessed 22 MLAs supporting CM Manohar Parrikar, 16 MLAs opposed and one absent in Goa assembly.
Congress had petitioned the apex court, stating that since Congress had a slight lead in the Goa assembly elections, it should have had the first opportunity to form government in the state, as compared to BJP which allied with other parties in Goa to form majority.
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Parrikar had been sworn in on March 14 with the support of 22 legislators, crossing the halfway mark of 20 in the 40 member assembly. While 9 other ministers were sworn in alongside Parrikar, he has said that he would distribute the portfolios to the concerned ministers after proving majority in the floor test.
Here are highlights as Parrikar addresses the media after winning the floor test:
Wild allegations being made, those with coloured glasses make those allegations: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar
It is a government of coalition & decision in this regard will be taken by the coalition: Goa CM Parrikar on question of need of deputy CM
It was only hype possibly because there was a demand that was coming that Digvijaya step down as Gen secy: Manohar Parrikar,Goa CM
Digvijaya’s claims that they have numbers, debunked. Right from the beginning they didnt have numbers: Manohar Parrikar,Goa CM
We have proved before the people of India, we had support of 23 and we proved it on the floor of house: Manohar Parrikar,Goa CM
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