Congress, RJD to stake claim in Goa and Bihar: Will they succeed?

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Congress, RJD to stake claim in Goa and Bihar: Will they succeed?

Similarly, former Bihar deputy CM and leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal Tejashwi Yadav has said he will meet with Governor Satya Pal Malik and stake claim to form government in the state, now ruled by a Janata Dal (United) and Bharatiya Janata Party alliance.

Meanwhile, former deputy chief minister of Bihar and leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav also said that he will meet the Governor. "We also request the Bihar Governor to dissolve the state government and like in Karnataka invite the single-largest party to form government, which in Bihar is the RJD".

Like in Goa, the RJD will attempt to use the "largest party" claim to expose fissures in the JD (U)-BJP government, particularly over communal incidents in recent months.

"While in Karnataka the governor has invited single largest party, in Goa too, the same precedent should be followed, he said".

All 16 Goa Congress MLAs will march to Raj Bhavan calling on Governor tomorrow to stake a claim for government formation claiming to be the single largest party. Addressing a press conference, he said, "We are not only single largest party but single largest block of pre-poll alliance in Bihar". The BJP, which got 13 seats, formed the government in alliance with Goa Forward Party and MGP, both of which had secured three seats each.

The voices against the BJP's "illegal" way of coming to power in Karnataka were also being raised in several other states, including Bihar and Tamil Nadu. The Congress will give Sinha a letter containing signatures of 16 party MLAs, reported news agency PTI.




Citing the Yeddyurappa example, Meghalaya Congress was also mulling to stake claim to form the government being the single largest party in the state. In July 2017, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar broke the alliance and tied up with the BJP to continue as chief minister. "Then why should we not be called to form a government in Bihar?"

He was referring to the decision of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite the BJP to form the government after the Assembly election results declared on 15 May. He said the MLAs would demand that the JD (S)-BJP government be dissolved and the RJD invited to form the government. If we aren't united today, then it was Bihar yesterday, Karnataka today.

The Constitution is under "severe attack" and an atmosphere of fear prevailed in the country, Congress president said, likening the situation to Pakistan and some African countries under "dictatorship".

The Congress Goa unit will appeal to the state governor, seeking an invitation to form the government, more than one year after the elections.

Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala had on Wednesday night invited Yeddyurappa to form the government and prove within 15 days that he had a majority in the Legislative Assembly.

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