Upper House Uproars Over Saffron Goa and Manipur

BJP stake the Goa and Manipur Government

15.03.2017 12:30:01 - BJP leader N Biren Singh sworn in as CM of Manipur.BJP stake the Goa govt

(live-PR.com) - Goa-assembly,the Tally legislature is BJP getting 13 seats to 17 Congress – but still BJP has been invited to form the government. In a house of 40 BJP was reduced to 13 seats in Goa assembly. BJP is reported to have submitted a list of 21 MLAs supporting M. Parrikar.

‘He formerly served as Defence Minister of India.


He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, but later resigned after the Goa Legislative Assembly Election of 2017 where BJP is staking a claim to form government despite coming in as second largest party.’He resigned from Rajya Sabha before staking claims to be Goa CM. BJP leaderformer Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was sworn in Chief Minister of Goa for the fourth time on Tuesday.

Parrikar, was administered the oath of office by Governor Mridula Sinha in the presence of top BJP leaders including BJP national president Amit Shah, Union Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, J.P. Nadda and several other dignitaries.

Supreme Court has refused to stay the swearing in of Manohar Parrikar as Goa Chief Minister today as the court ordered floor test on Thursday and not after 15 days as ordered by the Goa Governor Mridula Sinha.

The Apex Court directed that all pre-requisites for holding floor test be completed tomorrow including the formalities required by Election Commission. The Apex court requested the Governor to summon the House tomorrow at 11 AM and directed that only business of the House will be the holding of floor test after swearing in of the members.

Supreme Court disposed the Congress Party’s petition, saying all issues raised in it can be resolved by simple direction of holding floor test. The court took on record the Goa Governor’s letter showing support of 3 members of MGP, 3 of GFP and 2 independents to the BJP taking its strength to 21 in House of 40. The Apex court said Congress failed to come out with affidavits of MGP and Goa Forward Party MLAs indicating support to it.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi who was the petitioner, said after the Order that the Supreme Court has intervened in a significant manner. Talking to reporters outside the Apex Court, he said the Governor had given 15 days, and the court has preponed it significantly for logistical reasons. He said Mr. Parrikar now has 48 hours to prove majority in the house, so it’s for BJP to decide if he wants to be Chief Minister for two days.

The BJP has won 13 seats and the Congress has 17 in the house. Goa Forward won 3, MGP won 3 and three were independents. NCP has one seat. The Congress claims it has the numbers. Sardesai wanted to meet the Congress leadership in Delhi but was kept waiting for the entire day. He later left for Panaji without meeting.

After the results were out, he said Sardesai again kept waiting for the Congress leadership to come forward with some proposals on government formation but no one approached them. As there were no signs of the Congress legislature party meeting, he promptly grabbed the offer from the BJP.Sardesai and other Goa Forward candidates sealed the deal with the BJP. Goa Congress leaders also blamed the leadership for “handing over the government” to the BJP on a “platter” by delaying the naming of the legislature party leader.

Congress, NCP and RJD today staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha over the Lok Sabha Speakers’ denial of permission to raise the issue of Manipur and Goa where BJP has been invited to form the government in those two states. As soon as the House met for the day, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge wanted the Adjournment of Question Hour to discuss the issue.

The Speaker Sumitra Mahajan did not heed to the plea of Congress to adjourn the House. Saying this is highly undemocratic and illegal on the part of the Speaker to not allow to raise the issues, the parties walked out of the House.
BJP’s Biren Singh takes oath as Manipur CM

Nongthombam Biren Singh along with ministers took oath today as the BJP’s second government in the north-east after Assam. BJP chief Amit Shah and several union ministers, who were scheduled to attend the oath ceremony, have returned to Delhi, after their flight developed a technical snag. BJP’s Ram Madhav who looks after the north-east.

BJP has less number of seats than the Congress but moved faster than the rival party to secure support to reach get a majority.Will the government survive, wait and watch.

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Shri N Biren Singh on taking oath as Chief Minister of Manipur.

“Congratulations to Shri N Biren Singh and his team on taking oath. I am sure this team will work tirelessly towards Manipur’s development,” the Prime Minister said.

Y Joykumar of the National People’s Party (NPP) was sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Minister. Seven Ministers also took oath.

Mr Singh leads the first BJP-led government in the state. He was unanimously elected as the leader of the 21-member BJP Legislature Party on Monday.

The Governor had yesterday invited Mr Singh to form the government after four members of the Naga People’s Front (NPF), met her and declared their support to BJP.

BJP also enlisted the support of NPP, with four seats, and one legislator each of Lok Janshakti Party, Trinamool Congress and Congress.

31 MLAs were needed to form the government in the 60-member Assembly. BJP had bagged 21 seats in the polls, while Congress had won 28.

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Upper house of Parliament business was disrupted with BJP forming its government with minority stake of its party members but along with coalition in the UT Goa and Manipur. Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM today following uproar over the government formation in Goa and Manipur. Earlier, the House witnessed two adjournments for a brief period each in the pre-lunch session on the same issue.

Congress members continued to troop into the well of the House raising slogans against the government and forced repeated adjournments.

Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said, the formation of government in Goa and Manipur is a threat to democracy. Following noisy scenes, Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari adjourned the House.

Earlier, raising the issue, Congress’ Anand Sharma said, BJP has defied the judgments of two Constitutional Benches of the Supreme Court that have mandated Governors to invite the leader of the single largest party first to form the government in case no party gets a clear majority.

He said in Goa and Manipur, the Congress that emerged as the single largest party should have been given the first opportunity to form the government, adding the denial of the right is against democratic principles.

However, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Governors of both the states have acted only in accordance with the Constitutional provisions. He said the Congress is not gracious enough to accept the people’s mandate.

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