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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Get live updates on Manohar Parrikar's victory in Goa. Congress loses State to BJP

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LIVE: The (BJP)-led government in Goa, headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, emerged victorious in the crucial floor test on Thursday, as a special Assembly session had been convened for the purpose. Parrikar, who stepped down as defence minister, was sworn-in as the chief minister of the coastal state for the fourth time on Tuesday evening, along with nine ministers. 22 legislators supported Parrikar, two more than the halfway mark in the 40-member Assembly.

The had bagged 13 seats in the polls, while three MLAs each of the Forward Party and Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party, besides three independents and one Nationalist Party backed Manohar Parrikar. had won 17 seats. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court cleared the decks for the oath taking of Parrikar as Chief Minister by refusing Congress' plea to stay the ceremony and ordered holding of the floor test today. 

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar says Congress is 'frustrated'

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Congress is solely responsible of destroying the mandate given by the people of Goa: Vishwajit Rane

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

But I don't blame Rahul Gandhi for this, he added.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Reason for abstaining is to show my protest against the leadership of the Congress party: Vishwajit Rane

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Congress have betrayed the trust of people of Goa & I resign from the party: Vishwajit Rane

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

I don't blam Rahul Gandhi for Congress' defeat. It's the fault of leaders here in Goa: Rane to Times Now

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Congress Leader, Vishwajeet Rane offers to resign

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

People of Goa defeated BJP but those who got elected on anti BJP vote sold Goa to BJP. Sad. — digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 16, 2017

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Finally Money Power proves to be stronger than People's Power. — digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 16, 2017

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

'People of Goa defeated BJP but those who got elected on anti BJP vote sold Goa to BJP. Sad', Digvijay Singh tweets

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Finally Money Power proves to be stronger than People's Power: Digvijay Singh

First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 12:07 IST
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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote LIVE: 16 MLAs oppose, 22 support

Get live updates on Manohar Parrikar's victory in Goa. Congress loses State to BJP

LIVE: The (BJP)-led government in Goa, headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, emerged victorious in the crucial floor test on Thursday, as a special Assembly session had been convened for the purpose. Parrikar, who stepped down as defence minister, was sworn-in as the chief minister of the coastal state for the fourth time on Tuesday evening, along with nine ministers. 22 legislators supported Parrikar, two more than the halfway mark in the 40-member Assembly.

The had bagged 13 seats in the polls, while three MLAs each of the Forward Party and Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party, besides three independents and one Nationalist Party backed Manohar Parrikar. had won 17 seats. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court cleared the decks for the oath taking of Parrikar as Chief Minister by refusing Congress' plea to stay the ceremony and ordered holding of the floor test today. 

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