With Parrikar in hospital, Congress offers to make a 'stable' government in Goa
With ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi, the Goa Congress with its 14 MLAs, has staked claim to form a government in the state and have submitted a letter to the governor
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Sep 17: Congress, which was just on the verge of making a government in Goa had missed the opportunity, thanks to its lackadaisical attitude then, the opportunity was seized by the BJP.
This time, it seems that the government is in no mood to make a mistake. With ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi, the Goa Congress with its 14 MLAs, has staked claim to form a government in the state and have submitted a letter to the governor.
Goa Congress, along with its 14 MLAs has staked claim to form the government in the state. They submitted a letter before the Raj Bhavan but there has not been a meeting between the Governor and them. Congress party has 16 MLAs in the state.
Chandrakant Kavlekar, Congress Legislature Party Chief said, "We're the single largest party and should have been given the chance earlier. See how the government is functioning today. "Govt hote huye bhi na ke barabar hai. The government exists in name only."
Kavlekar said the Congress has the numbers and will be staking a claim. "The governor will be here tomorrow. We'll request him for it," Kavlekar said.
Chandrakant Kavlekar added, "Have submitted two memorandums and requested that situation to undergo election within 18 months shouldn't arise. People elected us for 5 yrs. If present government is not capable to function, we should be given the chance, we'll do it."
In the 40-member Goa assembly, the Congress is the largest party with 16 MLAs, five short of the halfway mark. At present, the BJP-led alliance has a strength of 23 legislators, with 14 from the BJP, three each from regional parties Goa Forward and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and three Independents.