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Cong claim that BJP using money power to form govts absurd:

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union Minister today trashed the Congress' allegations that the used money power to form governments in and Manipur, terming those as "absurd".

Naidu hit back at the for questioning the over forming governments in the two states despite not emerging single largest party there.

He stressed that the saffron party came to power "as per precedents" set in the past.

"Now after this massive victory (of the BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, and even in Manipur, the is yet to learn lessons and is making absurd allegations.

"It could not find support to stake claim in Goa, Manipur," Naidu told reporters on premises.

The Information and Broadcasting Minister stated the formed governments in the two states after the failed to stake such claim.

"And when the BJP has mobilised the support, other parties have started questioning... This is not acceptable in a democracy, it will be a mockery of democracy," he retorted.

The senior BJP leader also pointed out that even the Supreme Court did not entertain the Congress' plea of stopping Manohar Parrikar from being sworn-in as Chief Minister.

He hoped the Congress adopts approach of a constructive opposition party and public discourse.

The Congress emerged single largest party in assembly polls held in and Goa, winning 28 and 17 seats respectively.

The BJP emerged second largest party there winning 21 and 13 seats in and Goa, respectively.

The Congress could not muster support in Goa, where Parrikar government sailed through trust vote on floor of the 40-member House with support of 22 legislators today.

In too, the BJP formed its first-ever government under the leadership of N Biren Singh, who was sworn-in yesterday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 18:23 IST