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BJP will get 'befitting reply', have support of 154 MLAs to form govt: Cong

The BJP will get a "befitting reply" in the floor test in the Maharashtra assembly, Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Karad: Congress supporters celebrate outside Prithviraj Chavan's residence after he won Karad (South) constituency in the Maharashtra assembly polls, in Karad, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (PTI Photo) (

The Congress' alliance with the NCP and Shiv Sena has the support of 154 MLAs, the party said on Monday minutes after the Supreme Court reserved its order on a petition by the three parties on the formation of a new government in Maharashtra.

The BJP will get a "befitting reply" in the floor test in the Maharashtra assembly, Congress' chief spokesperson told reporters.

The Supreme Court will give its order on formation on Tuesday, the apex court said while hearing the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine's plea against the governor's decision to swear in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister.

"We reiterated that democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra and the constitution has been trampled upon...We have given the affidavit of 154 MLAs supporting us and their number will go up when MLAs are freed from BJP's jail...BJP will get a befitting reply after the floor test," Surjewala said.

First Published: Mon, November 25 2019. 12:30 IST
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