Congress meets Governor, stakes claim to form government

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Dona Paula: Congress in Goa met Governor Mridula Sinha and staked claim to form the next government after demise of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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Parrikar, 63, passed away on Sunday evening after his one year long battle with pancreatic ailment.

Congress MLAs led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar handed over letter to the Governor pointing out that they are the single largest party in the House and should be allowed to stake claim to form the government.

“We are saddened with the demise of CM but before the final rites are performed on him, new government has to be formed,” Kavlekar said.

The leader of opposition said that Congress MLAs recalled to the Governor that it is a norm in the democracy to call single largest party to form the government, which was not followed after 2017 Goa Assembly Election.

 “Governor has acknowledged that congress is the single largest party and she has said that she will get back to us,” he said.

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