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PM Modi leading nation from 'democracy to dictatorship': Cong

ANI  |  Panaji (Goa) [India] 

Ahead of the crucial floor test for the (BJP)-led coalition in Goa, the on Thursday cornered Prime Minister Modi and said the formation by the saffron party in the coastal state is leading from "democracy to dictatorship."

"Prime Minister Modi is taking the country from democracy to dictatorship," said leader Mallikarjun Kharge.

Another leader Vishwajit Rane, who earlier wrote a letter to the vice-president holding the party senior leader responsible for the party losing out on the opportunity to form the in the state, said that he was going to vote for the grand-old party.

Recently sworn-in chief minister Manohar Parrikar, will face a crucial floor test today, as a special assembly session has been convened for the same.

Parrikar, who stepped down as the defence minister, was sworn-in as the chief minister of the state for the fourth time on Tuesday evening, along with nine ministers.

Parrikar has claimed the support of 22 MLAs, two more than the halfway mark in the 40-member assembly.

The bagged 13 seats in the polls, while it claims the support of three MLAs each of the Forward Party and Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party besides three independents. The won 17 seats in a split mandate.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 11:57 IST
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