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Congress, RJD to stake claims to form Goa, Bihar governments

Congress, RJD to stake claims to form Goa, Bihar governments

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 May 2018, 12:52 am

Panaji/Patna, May 17 (IBNS): Playing with the strategy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to assume powers in Karnataka, the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will now stake claims to form governments in Goa and Bihar respectively, as the two political outfits had emerged as single largest parties in the two states, media reports said.

The move by the Congress and the RJD have genesis in Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as the CM of the state.

Consequently, Yeddyurappa took oath as the CM on Thursday despite Congress' effort to stall the swearing-in ceremony by approaching the Supreme Court on Wednesday late night.

In a tweet, RJD leader Tejashwi said: "We are not only single largest party but single largest block of pre poll alliance in Bihar. Then why should we not be called to form government in Bihar? Tomorrow at 1 PM will meet Bihar Governor."

The RJD leader's comment came on the day when BJP's BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the Karnataka CM as the saffron outfit formed a minority government in the state.

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala granted 15 days to BJP to prove majority considering the saffron poutfit as the single largest party in the state.

The Congress has raised the Goa, Manipur instances where it was not asked to form the government despite emerging as the single largest party.

Taking a cue from the Karnataka slug-fest, former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi said he will meet Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik at 1 pm on Friday. In the 2015 Bihar state polls, former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's RJD emerged as the single largest party.

Though the grand alliance- which was formed by RJD, Janata Dal (United) and Congress- constituted the government in 2015, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) broke out of the alliance to join hands with the BJP in 2017.

In Goa, which went to polls in 2017, the Congress emerged as the single largest party but the BJP formed the government with the support of a regional party in the state.

 

Images: Twitter handle of Rahul Gandhi, Facebook page of Tejashwi Yadav

Congress, RJD to stake claims to form Goa, Bihar governments

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