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Goa has temporary govt, a corrupt alliance: Shiv Sena

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Mumbai, March 20: Criticizing the newly elect coalition government of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) in Goa, Shiv Sena on Monday said that the government in Goa is a temporary alliance of corrupts.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI that Goa has a temporary government.

Goa has a temporary government. It’s a corrupt alliance. The BJP here had been completely rejected by people during polls,” said Raut.

On Thursday, former Defence Minister and newly-appointed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had won floor test in the Goa Assembly as 22 MLAs stood in his support.

16 MLAs opposed Parrikar’s candidature as the Chief Minister, while one MLA was absent. This was despite the BJP being the runner up of the assembly polls result with 13 MLAs.

The largest party in the state Congress (with 17 MLAs) had challenged the appointment of Parrikar, citing Goa Governor Mridula Sinha did not follow the procedure as dictated by the Constitution.

Earlier too, Shiv Sena criticised BJP for stealing the people’s mandate in Goa and Manipur and killing democracy in its mouth piece newspaper Samana.

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Shiv Sena to fight 2019 General Elections alone

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Mumbai, Jan 23: The Shiv Sena, a long-time ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party will go it alone in the crucial 2019 national and assembly polls, party’s top leaders decided on Tuesday.

The resolution was moved by Sena leader MP Sanjay Raut, who said the BJP had been demoralising the party for the last three years news agency PTI reported.

The resolution was passed unanimously in the party’s National Executive meet here.

“I moved the resolution for the Shiv Sena to fight the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls on its own in 2019,” Raut asserted.

He also said the party will clinch  at least 25 Lok Sabha seats (out of a total 48 in Maharashtra) and 125 Assembly seats (out of a total 288) in the state.

“The BJP allied with the Sena in the name of Hindutva and the Sena kept patience for Hindutva. However, the BJP in the last three years has been demoralising the Sena and using power to do so,” Raut stated.

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Disqualified AAP MLAs move Delhi High Court

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New Delhi, Jan 23: A number of disqualified AAP MLAs on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a notification disqualifying them on the ground of holding ‘office of profit’ as Parliamentary Secretaries.

The Aam Aadmi Party MLAs mentioned the matter before a Division Bench headed by Justice S. Ravinder Bhat seeking quashing of the notification and got it listed for hearing on Wednesday.

Earlier, the Election Commission had recommended to President Ram Nath Kovind to disqualify 20 AAP legislators for allegedly holding offices of profit.

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AAP withdraws petition in HC on disqualification of 20 MLAs

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New Delhi, Jan 22 : Aam Aadmi Partys (AAP) disqualified MLAs on Monday withdrew from the Delhi High Court their plea seeking a stay on the Election Commission’s recommendation to the President to disqualify 20 MLAs in an office of profit case.

Justice Rekha Palli said the plea moved by six AAP legislators had become infructuous as the President has already issued a circular to disqualify all 20 MLAs.

The court’s decision came after it was informed by the EC that it had already sent its opinion to President Ram Nath Kovind on January 19, before the MLAs had moved the court.

EC also informed the court that the President issued the notification on January 20.

The court said: “What remains with the writ now, the final order has been passed by the President. The plea is dismissed as withdrawn.”

On Friday, the Election Commission recommended to the President for disqualification of the 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries.

Following the President’s approval, the Union Law and Justice Ministry had issued a notification saying that the President has held that the 20 members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly stand disqualified under 15 (1) (a) of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act.

These 20 MLAs are Alka Lamba, Adarsh Shastri, Sanjeev Jha, Rajesh Gupta, Kailash Gehlot, Vijendra Garg, Praveen Kumar, Sharad Kumar, Madan Lal Khufiya, Shiv Charan Goyal, Sarita Singh, Naresh Yadav, Rajesh Rishi, Anil Kumar, Som Dutt, Avtar Singh, Sukhvir Singh Dala, Manoj Kumar, Nitin Tyagi and Jarnail Singh.

The counsels appearing for the disqualified MLAs said they wanted to withdraw the plea and will examine the EC’s order.

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