You are here: Home » News-ANI » National
Business Standard

RS adjourned till 12 p.m. following ruckus over Goa issue

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The was adjourned till 12 p.m. on Friday following uproar after general secretary Digvijaya Singh raised the issue of the (BJP) forming in despite not having majority.

The raised slogan of 'loktantra ki hatya band karo, band karo' (stop the of democracy) in the Upper House.

"The Governor's conduct can only be discussed on the basis of a substantive motion," said Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien.

Replying to Singh, Union Minority Affairs Minister said the is ready to discuss the issue if the Party brings substantive motion on the same.

Earlier on Thursday, former defence minister and newly-appointed Chief Minister established victory in the Assembly as 22 MLAs stood in his support.

16 MLAs opposed Parrikar's candidature as the Chief Minister, while one was absent.

The Supreme had ordered a floor test as the Congress challenged his appointment, citing Governor Mridula Sinha did not follow the procedure as dictated by the Constitution.

Despite the ending up second behind the Congress in a split mandate, Parrikar had claimed the support of 22 legislators, two more than the halfway mark in the 40-member Assembly.

The Congress won 17 seats but was not able to prove majority.

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

First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 12:09 IST