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No MLA wanted to support Congress: Parrikar

ANI  |  Panaji (Goa) [India] 

Taking a dig at the Party, newly-elected Chief Minister on Tuesday asked the grand old party as to why didn't the party approached to the Governor if they had the 'support'.

Speaking after the oath taking ceremony, Parrikar said the support extended to the (BJP) to form the in the state is only for Goa's development.

"If you had the support then why did you not go to the Governor? The support extended to to form in is only for Goa's development. No wanted to support Congress," he said.

The former defence minister further acknowledged that the mandate is fractured, but with 22 MLAs together, the vote share was more than sufficient.

"Its post poll alliance," he said.

In a major setback to the Party, the Supreme earlier in the day refused to stay the swearing-in of Parrikar and ordered a floor test in the at 11 a.m. on March 16.

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

Parrikar today took oath as the 13th Chief Minister of

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

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 19:14 IST