Citing Karnataka, Congress and RJD to Stake Claim in Goa and Bihar

Politics       Karnataka fallout Congress to meet Goa governor Friday to protest ‘double standards’
       
       	        Manasi Phadke         17 May 2018

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday said he will meet Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik on Friday to stake claim to form the government as the leader of the single largest party in the state Assembly. "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", said Tejashwi Yadav.

Kavlekar 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".

"If Karnataka Governor can invite single largest BJP to form government, why not Goa governor invite single largest Congress in Goa?"

In a tweet, Tejashwi said: "We are not only single largest party but single largest block of pre poll alliance in Bihar".

In the Assembly elections held in February a year ago, the Congress had bagged 17 seats, becoming the single largest party in the 40-member House but falling short of the majority figure by four seats. In the 2015 Bihar state polls, former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's RJD emerged as the single largest party.

Their reasoning? The drama in Karnataka, where Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the BJP to form government even though the post-poll alliance of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) claimed to have the backing of 117 MLAs, five more than the required number of 112.

Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said the governors can not have two different sets of rules.

During the 2017 state elections in the state, Congress had bagged 17 seats and BJP 13 of the 40-member Goa assembly.

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"The formation of government in Karnataka is undemocratic and to protest this murder of democracy we have made a decision to launch a day-long protest in Patna".

With Kumar's JD (U), which had 71 MLAs, joining hands with BJP, which was Bihar's main Opposition party at the time with 53 MLAs, a JD (U)-BJP government was sworn in the next day. "The BJP is using all unconstitutional methods to form the government by throttling democracy and misusing agencies be it the CBI, ED or income tax to intimidate rivals", he added. But the governor did not invite the latter to form the government. The aim of the Congress is to clearly drain the BJP of the vital mileage it gained, with the Centre's tacit support, by exposing the "double standards' played out in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya".

Sources in the Kerala BJP unit, closely associated with electioneering, said the Yeddyurappa factor was critical to their consolidation in Karnataka.

When pointed out that the Congress needs support of at least 21 legislators to stake claim in Goa, he said that once the governor swears in the Congress chief minister, he will be able to prove his majority on the floor of the House. "We should get the opportunity now", said Singh.

"If we aren't united today then it was Bihar yesterday, Karnataka today, can be MP or Rajasthan tomorrow", he added. "We have 16 legislators with us and with that strength we are the single largest party in the (Goa) Assembly".

The BJP-led government in Goa is headed by Manohar Parrikar, who is now undergoing treatment in the U.S. for a pancreatic ailment.

The Goa Congress said by the same count, it should be given power in the state.

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