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Murder of democracy in Goa, says Shiv Sena

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today attacked the for going ahead with formation in in alliance with smaller parties, terming it as a "of democracy".

The Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', said though the could not form in Goa, it does not mean that the BJP-led and the recent developments in the state can be called "moralistic."

yesterday took oath as the Chief Minister of after the Supreme cleared the decks for his swearing-in by refusing a plea of to stay the ceremony.The apex also ordered a floor test tomorrow.

"The result of floor test in may be the final deciding factor of this but the present situation is nothing less than a of democracy," it said.

"One cannot deny BJP's win in UP and Uttarakhand. But there were elections in three other states also, the of which were opposite. But no political pundit is ready to talk about it," said the Sena, which is the ruling alliance partner in Maharashtra and at the Centre.

"Though these states are smaller than UP, the show the sentiments of the people," it further said.

The Sena said it is not the least saddened by the win of in

People have voted for the despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hard campaigning in the state, it pointed out.

"The people of Goa, who voted against the and other parties, will not accept that the joins hands with those whom it criticised in the run-up to the polls," said the editorial.

"All of these parties which came together to form the have gone against the wishes of people," it said.

The emerged as the single largest party by winning 17 out of the total 40 seats in the coastal state in the recent Assembly elections.

The stood second by winning 13 seats. It formed the after showing the support of 21 out of the 40 newly-elected MLAs.

In the elections, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Forward party won three seats each, and three other seats were bagged by independents. Besides, the NCP bagged one seat.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 16:07 IST