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'Congress has no moral authority to say it's wronged'

IANS  |  Panaji 

Union of State for AYUSH on Friday said that the had no moral authority to claim that it had been wronged after what was done to then Vajubhai in 1996.

In 1996, then heading the government at the Centre, recommended the dismissal of the BJP government led by in even before it could prove its majority on the floor of the Assembly, due to which lost his Ministry.

said that similarly a Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in was summarily dismissed by then in 2004, despite it having a majority.

The Minister said that had not erred by inviting the BJP along with coalition partners to form the government in the coastal state after the 2017 Assembly elections.

"If they (Congress) were the largest party, they should have staked a claim and the would have called them. They were the single-largest party... but they did not have a wish to form the government," said.

Goa's of Opposition and MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar is scheduled to meet the Governor on Friday to ask her to follow the precedent set by in and invite the in Goa to form the government since it is the single-largest party in the Assembly.

Naik said that the was not a united force and that if the party were confident of a majority, it would have moved a no-confidence motion against the BJP-led coalition government.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:50 IST