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Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya formula now 'poison' for BJP: Congress

IANS  |  Panaji 

Bulldozing government formation, despite not having adequate numbers in Goa, and in the past, has proved to be "poison" for the BJP in Karnataka, a said on Wednesday.

The remarks of state came as the (BJP), despite emerging the single-largest party, is faced with a tough battle against the post-poll alliance of the and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S).

"Medicine of BJP in Goa, and has become poison for them in BJP should study its arguments in the during government's formation... They had justified government formation claiming BJP had the highest percentage of votes," Chodankar told reporters on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, South said that it was unfair to compare the post-poll scenario in to what transpired in Goa in March 2017.

The BJP had won 13 seats in the 2017 state assembly election compared to the 17 seats won by the Congress, which had emerged as the single largest party. But after swift political manoeuvring, the BJP staked claimed to power with two regional parties and independent MLAs and formed its coalition government after getting the nod from

In Karnataka, despite the BJP emerging as the single-largest party with 104 seats, the Congress (78) and the JD-S (37) cobbled together an alliance and staked claim to form the government.

However, on Wednesday evening, invited the BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa to form the government in the southern state.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 21:40 IST