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Assembly elections 2017: BJP set to make it 4-1, to form govt in Goa, Manipur, UP and Uttarakhand

Parrikar to return as Goa CM, to quit Defence portfolio; BJP also cobbles up numbers in Manipur

Archis Mohan & Agencies  |  New Delhi/Panaji/Imphal 

After landslide victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to take the tally to four, against the Congress’ one in Punjab, with government formations in Goa and Manipur, where the party did not get clear mandates. The Congress alleged the BJP was doing horse trading in the two states. The BJP on Sunday staked claim to form the government in Goa, where it won 13 of the 40 seats. “We are staking claim to form the government... we have support of more than 21 legislators, which is required to form the government,” ...

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Assembly elections 2017: BJP set to make it 4-1, to form govt in Goa, Manipur, UP and Uttarakhand

While Manohar Parrikar has already been named the CM of Goa and given 15 days to prove majority, the final call on the names of new chief ministers for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur will be taken by BJP President Amit Shah after central observers being sent to the states hold meetings with local MLAs

First Published: Mon, March 13 2017. 08:56 IST
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After landslide victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to take the tally to four, against the Congress’ one in Punjab, with government formations in Goa and Manipur, where the party did not get clear mandates. The Congress alleged the BJP was doing horse trading in the two states. The BJP on Sunday staked claim to form the government in Goa, where it won 13 of the 40 seats. “We are staking claim to form the government... we have support of more than 21 legislators, which is required to form the government,” ...

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