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Congress accuses BJP of 'manufactured majority' in Manipur

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today accused the of a "manufactured majority" in saying the new precedents set by the saffron party are of concern and challenge to parliamentary democracy in the country.

senior spokesperson C P Joshi also said the playing politics of this kind is dangerous for the country and today when the was formed there was a day for introspection in democracy.

He also questioned the role of the Governor there and accused her of playing into the hands of the ruling party as she ignored the Congress' claim of forming a after emerging as the single-largest party in the state.

"talks about moral practices but has shown political expediency in by forming a If on the basis of political expediency you form governments, it poses a big challenge to the country in the coming times...Today is a day for introspection in our democracy," he said.

"playing politics of this kind in a sensitive border state is dangerous for the nation," he said.

Joshi said the had no pre-poll alliance and it even claimed the support of a MLA saying he was with them, besides illegally detaining an independent MLA who flew into Imphal.

"It is a manufactured majority because they have not elected the Leader and Governor is saying that the has the support of 32 MLAs. Governor never invites party; Governor invites the individual, elected representative," the party's general secretary incharge of also said.

He claimed the promptly elected the Legislative Party leader after it won 28 of the 60 seats and emerged as the single-largest party for the fourth time in a row. But which won only 21 seats out of the 60 that they contested staked its claim through "illegal means".

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 21:42 IST