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Supreme Court directs floor test on March 16

15 March 2017, 01:03 | Clarence Schmidt

Supreme Court directs floor test on March 16

BJP supporters raise cutouts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate winning seats in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday

Like Goa, the BJP finished as the second largest party in Manipur Assembly polls, winning 21 of the 60 seats as against Congress' 28.

He also mentioned the case of the Arvind Kejriwal government in 2013, when the AAP leader got the opportunity to form the government with the help of Congress support despite BJP emerging as largest party but short of majority.

However, he was taken to Guwahati by a special flight after a chaotic situation erupted between the BJP and Congress leaders which include elected legislators at the airport over taking the elected independent legislator in their camp.

Both the Congress and the BJP are trying to woo the smaller parties to form government in the 40-member House, where the majority mark is 21. In Goa too, it has pushed to form a government even after its sitting chief minister and several ministers were defeated.

(Agencies): The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stay the swearing in of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Manohar Parrikar as chief minister of Goa, and instead ordered a floor test in the Assembly on March 16.

"Inspite of having 17 seats, they (the Congress) are still fighting internally, so no one is in the mood to support them", said Mr Parrikar. She said she would like Biren Singh to take a floor test. After all the mandate in Goa was against the BJP.

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"Our campaign and our revealing of the truth of the past 15 years of Congress misrule reached out to the masses and that's why people turned out in such huge numbers and voted for change", Singh added.

Along with Parrikar, governor Mridula Sinha administered oath of office to nine ministers at a simple ceremony attended by BJP president Amit Shah and union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari and JP Nadda.

The move followed the newly-elected BJP legislators passing a resolution demanding the return of Parrikar as chief minister.

Another Independent MLA, Prasad Gaonkar had submitted letter of support, the chief minister said.

When no party gets absolute majority in an election, the convention is that the leader of the single largest party is invited for consultations about forming the government. Parrikar yesterday quit as the defence minister of India, a post he had been holding since November 2014 after first reshuffle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet. You have ups and downs and we had a little down in UP. But the BJP has staked its claim to form the government with the support of other parties.

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

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