K’taka effect: Congress begins Goa tour to put pressure on Governor Mridula Sinha

Mridula Sinha

Panaji, May 22: The Congress on Tuesday launched a tour across Goa to highlight the BJP-led dispensation’s “failures” and put pressure on Governor Mridula Sinha to invite the opposition party to form a government in the coastal state.

Seeking adoption of the Karnataka example in Goa, the Congress last week decided to stake claim to form government in the coastal state where it had emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly polls held last year.

The party plans to carry out a statewide tour and continue the agitation till the governor does not dismiss the current Manohar Parrikar government, All India Congress Committee secretary Dr A Chellakumar said.

The Congress leaders started the tour, titled ‘Jana Gana Mana, Nomon Tuka Goemkara’ (Jana Gana Mana, we salute the Goans), from Panaji and they would travel to all the 40 Assembly constituencies in the state, he asserted.

It will conclude with a “mega-morcha” outside the state secretariat, the Congress leader said, but did not specify for how long the tour will continue.

“Our agitation will continue till the governor does not dismiss this inefficient government which has put the state’s people to hardship. The governor should invite the Congress to form the government, as it has the maximum number of legislators among all parties in the House,” he added.


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