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Nothing wrong in BJP forming governments in Goa, Manipur: Shah

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

President today justified his party's move to form governments in and Manipur, where the just-held assembly polls threw up fractured mandates.

Rejecting allegations that the made a back door entry to power in and Manipur, Shah said the saffron outfit had polled the highest votes in these states, where the failed to get a clear mandate.

"and ended up with hung assemblies. In such cases, tradition has been that the party which has the support of maximum MLAs forms the government," he said.

Shah was speaking at an interactive session at the Today Conclave here tonight via video link.

"The party which has the required numbers approaches the governor to form That's what we did. In Goa, did not approach the governor even after we did," Shah added.

In both Goa and Manipur, the emerged as the single largest party but could not cobble up majority to form governments.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 23:28 IST