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BJP Govt. formation in Goa is 'murder of democracy': Shiv Sena

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

The has launched a scathing attack on the (BJP), saying the formation of the in is equivalent to 'of democracy' and wished 'strength' for our democracy to 'handle such happenings'.

"The political chaos that were played in to form the by the cannot be termed anything other than a 'of democracy'. Though this is another thing that it is not the first time when such incident has taken place in Earlier also such incident has been witnessed, this is one more addition to it. We wish our democracy the strength to handle such happenings," said an editorial in the mouthpiece

The editorial further stated that even though the was defeated in three of the five states that went to polls, none of the experts of the party is ready to speak about the

"Goa rejected the and with 17 seats elected the Congress as the single biggest party. Whose defeat is this?" asked the editorial.

Earlier on Tuesday, former defence minister and BJP leader Manohar Parrikar took oath as the 13th Chief Minister of Goa.

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha administered the oath of office to Parrikar at the Raj Bhavan in Panaji.

In a major setback to the Congress Party, the Supreme Court had refused to stay the swearing-in of Parrikar and ordered a floor test in the state assembly that will be held today.

Parrikar quit as the defence minister of India, a post he had been holding since November 2014 after first reshuffle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

At that time, he was serving his second term as the Chief Minister of Goa.

The BJP, which won 13 seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly, managed to garner support from other parties and independents to attain majority under Parrikar.

Three MLAs of the Goa Forward Party, three of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two independents have pledged their support to Parrikar.

The Congress won 17 seats in the recently concluded polls.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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