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Dismiss Goa Governor, demands Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday said Governor Mridula Sinha has "admitted" that she consulted Minister during formation in the state and demanded her dismissal by President

In a statement here, senior leader Partap Singh Bajwa alleged that the Governor's actions were politically motivated and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had "manufactured its majority" in the coastal state.

"In an audacious revelation, the Governor has shockingly accepted that she consulted Union Minister to invite the BJP for formation. This proves that the BJP manufactured the majority while the Governor acted in cahoots with the central leadership in Delhi," he said.

Bajwa said the Supreme Court had time and again reiterated that it was the Governor's duty to "act judiciously" while exercising their power at the time of appointing the Chief Minister.

The leader said that in her interviews, Sinha had said she "heard they (Congress) could not elect their legislature party leader, nor get enough support".

"We want to ask the Governor, where did she hear it from? Did she hear it from anybody in the Congress? How can she take such a decision without consulting the President of India?" he said.

He alleged that the Governor indulged in "massive constitutional impropriety" and "unpardonable dereliction of duty" by speaking to Jaitley.

Bajwa also demanded Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi take action against Jaitley.

"We urge the President of India to exercise his powers and immediately dismiss the Governor of for abdicating her constitutional responsibilities and oath of secrecy," he said.



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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 23:02 IST