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Murder of democracy in Goa, says Shiv Sena

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Terming the formation of a in as nothing short of "of democracy", the on Wednesday said it was a on people's mandate.

In an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana and Dopahar Ka Saamana, it pointed out that even the majority support in the 40-member assembly claimed by the before forming the appeared to be fixed.

"The smaller parties gave letters of conditional consent to the Governor that they would support the only if Manohar Parrikar became the Chief Minister... Though it would been difficult for the to select a CM from among its 13 elected legislators," the Sena said.

The sad part was that the parties which have extended support to the Bharatiya Janata Party have been elected on an "anti-plank" in the assembly election in which the trailed the Congress.

While admitting that people in had selected the "unworthy" Congress, it said the party was "slow to react" and lost out in the numbers game to the which acted quickly.

On Parrikar, the Sena opined that either he had become a liability in the Modi or he himself felt disillusioned by national and sought the comfort of his home state.

"Even when Parrikar was the Defence Minister, he spent more time in his home state and would issue empty threats to Pakistan."

The Sena asked Parrikar to remember that the had been voted out by the people in the state and the latest developments were simply beyond the public expectations.

"While the result of the vote of confidence on Thursday appears inevitable, all this can only be termed as a 'of democracy' in "



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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 13:56 IST