Congress to stake claim to form government in Goa


New Delhi, May 17: A day after Karnataka governor invited BJP, the single-largest party, to form a government in the state, the Congress on Thursday decided to stake claim to the government in Goa as it was single-largest parties in last assembly election. 

“If the Karnataka Governor can invite the Bharatiya Janata Party, the single largest party to form the government, why can’t the Goa Governor invite the Congress, the single largest party in Goa, to form the government here? Why two critieria for two states? Why double standards?

“We request Her Excellency to follow big brother Karnataka Governor and invite the Congress to form the Goa government to recitfy a wrong,” Congress state President Girish Chodankar said in a tweet.

7 seats and were a 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 a government in the state”.

As per the sources, Congress Goa in-charge Chella Kumar along with other party leaders will meet Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday.

In Goa’s 2017 assembly polls, Congress emerged as the single-largest party with 21 seats in the 40-seat assembly, however, it was the BJP through post-poll alliance formed the government.

Meanwhile, the Rashtriya Janata Dal also announced that it will stake claim to form a government in Bihar as  RJD was the single largest party in the state.

In Karnataka, BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa took oath as Chief Minister, despite protests from the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular.


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