The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12 p.m. on Friday following uproar after Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh raised the issue of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming government in Goa despite not having majority.
"The Governor's conduct can only be discussed on the basis of a substantive motion," said Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien.
16 MLAs opposed Parrikar's candidature as the Chief Minister, while one MLA was absent.
Despite the BJP 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.
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