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Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

IANS  |  Panaji 

On a day when reports suggest that ailing Manohar Parrikar's condition has worsened, the in in a letter to on Saturday staked claim to form government in the coastal state.

In a letter addressed to Sinha, of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said that the Parrikar-led coalition government is in a minority and its numbers may "dwindle". He demanded that she dismiss the incumbent (BJP)-led dispensation and invite the -- the single-largest party in the state Assembly -- to form the government.

"Consequent upon the sad demise of Francis D'Souza, MLA, who belonged to the BJP, it is humbly submitted that the incumbent BJP-led under the leadership of Manohar Parrikar, which has long lost the trust of the people and now also lost the strength of the House," Kavlekar said in the letter to the

"Also, we anticipate that numbers of the BJP may dwindle," he wrote requesting that such minority government be not allowed to continue even for a moment.

"It is therefore incumbent upon you to dismiss the led by the BJP to ensure that the Indian National Congress, which is the single-largest party in the august House and is presently enjoying the majority, be called to form government," Kavlekar also said.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 18:10 IST