BJP-led NDA set to form govt in Manipur, Goa

BJP-led NDA set to form govt in Manipur, Goa

BJP-led NDA set to form govt in Manipur, Goa

The bench found fault with the Congress for not raising the issue of number of MLAs supporting it before the Governor and also rushing to the apex court without the affidavits of members supporting the Congress.

Vishwajit P. Rane, the Congress MLA from Valpoi and son of Pratapsingh Rane, had also announced that he was quitting the party.

India's former defense minister and BJP leader Manohar Parrikar who is set to be sworn in as Goa's chief minister on Tuesday.

"I would like to say that the BJP won the election in UP and I would like to congratulate them". The Sarkaria Commission has also laid this down clearly.

"N Biren has been unanimously elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party".

The Congress moved the SC on March 13, claiming the Governor's decision to appoint Mr. Parrikar as Chief Minister without consulting the single largest Legislative Party (Congress) was a "brazen" misuse of constitutional office.

The Congress has blamed the BJP for "stealing the mandate" - it has won 28 seats, seven more than the BJP, and hoped to form government with support from one Left, one Trinamool and one independent MLA. "As the entire country is replete with the wave of BJP and PM Modi, Karnataka is no exception and polls are due any time in Karnataka to root out the corrupt Congress government", Yeddyurappa stated.

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Analysts have suggested that Banerjee would have little option but to soften up to the BJP after its spectacular victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand and possible success in forming governments in Goa and Manipur, despite having got fewer seats than the Congress. "The SC has said that you immediately establish the majority which is a right verdict", he said.

Meanwhile, Congress leaders are keeping their fingers crossed.

Congress MP Satyavrat Chaturvedi told CNN News 18 news channel that had the party gone for "cardiac surgery" after the 2014 election, the situation would have been different and the BJP would have been on the back foot. "The BJP managed to form an alliance and presented to the governor 21 out of 40 MLAs", he said.

Ibobi Singh had pinned his hope on the NPP, which has four MLAs.

"But as far Congress is concerned we do need to make structural, organisational changes", he said, adding that Congress had an ideological fight with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh had alleged that they had approached the Governor but no appointment was given to the Congress.

Prospects of a stable government, development of Goa and ideals of Goenkarpon (interest of Goa) made the allies team up with the BJP.

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