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Congress again stakes claim to form govt in Goa

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The on Saturday urged Sinha to dismiss the BJP-led coalition regime and invite the party to form the government in the state.

In a letter to Sinha, the of opposition in the legislative assembly, Chandrakant Kavlekar claimed that the party has the majority to form the government in Goa and that "the numbers of the BJP may further dwindle" in the state Assembly.

"Consequent upon the sad demise of BJP MLA Francis D'Souza, the BJP government led by which has long lost the trust of people has also lost the strength of the house (legislative house)," Chandrakant said in his letter to the

Former Deputy died last month after a prolonged battle with

He urged the Governor to dismiss the incumbent government while claiming that the party has the majority to form the government in Goa.

"It is therefore incumbent upon you (Governor) to dismiss this government and ensure that Congress party which is the single largest party in the august house and is presently enjoying the majority be called to form the government," the wrote in his letter.

Chandrakant also threatened to challenge any decision that is in 'violation' of the constitutional mandate to invite the single largest party to form the

He warned that attempt to bring the state under President's rule will be undemocratic and illegal.

"Kindly note that any action in violation of the constitutional mandate to invite the single largest party to form the government and any attempt to bring the state under President's rule will be undemocratic and will be challenged, as deemed fit," he added.

Chandrakant also 'hoped' that the governor will uphold the constitutional mandate.

This comes at a time when the health of is said to falling although BJP leaders have denied it.

The Congress party had staked to form the government in October last year too but then its claims were not accepted by the Governor.

The present strength of the Goa Assembly stands at 37 instead of 40.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 19:11 IST
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