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Single largest parties weren't invited to form govt in Goa, Manipur: Yechury

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CPI(M) today said the single largest parties in Goa, and were not invited to form government and the same rules should be followed in

"BJP govt appointed Governors didn't invite in either Goa, 2017 (INC, 17 out of 40 seats), 2017 (INC 28 of 60) or 2018 (INC 21 out of 60). Union ministers gave arguments supporting them. The precedent is there to follow, right?

"Same 'rules' followed when state governments were formed in Goa, and recently, must be followed now. Sauce for the goose must be sauce for the gander! JD(S)-are together, past the majority mark & must be called to form the govt and take the floor test," Yechury wrote on

He also referred to a tweet by senior BJP in which he had said that a majority coalition should be allowed to prove it has the numbers to form a government in case of a fractured mandate.

"In a hung assembly, if majority of the elected MLAs form a coalition, the government would be constitutionally right in inviting the of the majority coalition to form the government and prove their majority within a short period," Jaitley had tweeted.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 20:40 IST