Karnataka fallout: Congress to meet Goa governor Friday to protest 'double standards'

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

The political scene is getting murkier with the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) staking claim to form the government in Goa and Bihar respectively.

Mumbai: With B.S. Yeddyurappa taking oath as Karnataka chief minister Thursday, the Congress has made a decision to meet Goa governor Mridula Sinha to learn why the same principle of inviting the single largest party can not be followed in her state.

Chodankar argued that if the Karnataka governor can invite the BJP - the single largest party - to form the government despite not having the absolute majority, the Goa governor should also have invited the Congress for the same. 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".

Congress once again was the single largest party with 21 seats in Meghalaya but National People's Party (NPP) led by Conrad Sangma was able to form the new government with the help of other smaller parties even though it had scored victories on only 19 seats, two less than the Congress.

The RJD had emerged as the single-largest party in the assembly polls held in 2015. The Governor should have invited us to form the government.

"Our basic grouse is that two governors of two states can not take different stands".

RJD's take on the issue was that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar violated the mandate by leaving the grand secular alliance and "forming an undemocratic government with BJP" which was defeated during 2015 state assembly elections.

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"We would be holding a one-day dharna tomorrow against the murder of democracy in Karnataka. Tomorrow at 1pm we will meet Bihar Governor".

"Alliance partners of the BJP here have not been completely happy and now more so with the CM not being here", Kavlekar said. JD (U) won 71 seats, while the BJP won 53. Only then, if the government fail to prove a majority will the governor dissolve the assembly and call for fresh elections. "The numbers will have to be proven on the floor of the House and we have that with us", he said.

RJD leaders are of the view that the Congress party in Karnataka should have entered into a pre-poll alliance with JD (S). 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".

"If we aren't united today then it was Bihar yesterday, Karnataka today, can be MP or Rajasthan tomorrow", he added.

The Congress and Janata Dal (S) together showed a strength of 117 legislators with the support of one MLA from the Bahujan Samaj Party and one independent, crossing the half-way mark.

Kavlekar said that in the absence of the chief minister in the state for the last two months, there is no governance in place.

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