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BJP forming Govt. in Goa is breach of Parliamentary practice: CPI

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The of (CPI) on Wednesday asserted that the way the (BJP) has formed its in and has questioned parliamentary democratic practices, while adding that the majority should be tested on the floor of the house.

Retorting to Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks in regard with the raising questions over the new in and Manipur, leader D. Raja said that in order to muster power, the saffron party opted for manipulation and horse trading.

"One should try to understand how our Parliamentary practices take place. There were elections in five states. won in and in nobody questioned it, won in nobody questioned it. The problem lies in and Manipur, in these two places emerged as the single largest party but it is the which made the claim to form the and without any delay of time," said Raja.

"Peoples verdict was not in the favour of the BJP. BJP to muster power, resorts to manipulation and horse trade, this aspect is being questioned," he added.

Raja also questioned the move of the Governor of the Goa, who allowed the BJP to form government and said that the latter should have first consulted with the single largest party to explain its position.

"The Governor asked Mr. Parrikar to take oath and prove the majority and in also the same thing is happening. And this is the place where questions are being raised. Is it a proper parliamentary democratic practice?," he said.

"If a political party has the majority it should be tested on the floor of the house, the Governor must act in accordance to the constitution and must ask the single largest party, whether that party is in the position to form the government. But in Goa and we don't see such things happening," he added.

Castigating the Congress for alleging that the BJP was 'stealing' the people's mandate in Goa, Jaitley yesterday said the grand old party complains a bit too much.

In a post on social networking site Facebook, Jaitley explained why the Congress party's claims are baseless.

"The Governor in Goa had only one claim of 21 MLAs out of 40 elected MLAs with Manohar Parrikar as their leader. The 17 MLAs of Congress did not even make a claim+ nor elected their leader. How could the Congress ever be invited to form the Government?" Jaitley wrote.

"The BJP managed to form an alliance and presented to the Governor 21 out of 40 MLAs. They appeared before the Governor in person and submitted a letter of support. The Congress did not even submit a claim to the Governor," he added.



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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 06:42 IST