BJP’s Karnataka formula goes viral, Congress in Goa and RJD in Bihar carry forward the ‘Natak’

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Panaji: Seeking adoption of the Karnataka example in Goa, the Congress on Thursday decided to stake claim to form the government in Goa where it had emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly polls held in 2017.

Goa Congress Legislature Party chief Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party will stake a claim on Friday by submitting to Governor Mridula Sinha a formal letter containing signatures of all the 16 party MLAs.

The Goa Assembly election

In the Goa Assembly elections held in March 2017, the Congress had bagged 17 seats in the 40-member House, falling short of the majority figure by four seats. The BJP, which got 14 seats, formed the government in alliance with Goa Forward Party and MGP, both of which had secured three seats each. Three Independents also went with the BJP.

Referring to the decision  of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite the BJP to form the government after the Karnataka Assembly of election results Kavlekar  was reported saying said the Goa Governor should follow the precedent set by her Karnataka counterpart and invite the single largest party to form the government “correcting her mistake of March 12, 2017”.

Meanwhile the RJD in Bihar

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and son former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav was reported saying  “We would be holding a 1-day dharna tomorrow (Friday) against the murder of democracy in Karnataka. We also request the Bihar Governor to dissolve the state government and like in Karnataka invite the single largest party, which in Bihar is the RJD.”

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