A delegation of Goa Congress leaders and MLAs led by CLP leader Babu Kavlekar will head to Raj Bhavan Friday morning and meet Governor Mridula Sinha staking claim to form government in the state.
Speaking to media persons Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar said that they have an appointment with Governor Mridula Sinha tomorrow morning and they will stake claim to form the government. “If they have allowed the single-largest party to come to power in Karnataka, then they should allow that here as well,” Chodankar added.
In the Assembly elections held in March last year, the Congress had bagged 17 seats in the 40-member House, falling short of the majority figure by four seats. The BJP, which got 14 seats, formed the government in alliance with Goa Forward Party and MGP, both of which had secured three seats each. Three Independents also went with the BJP.
CLP leader Kavlekar said the Goa Governor should follow the precedent set by the Governor of Karnataka and invite the single largest party to form the government . Kavlekar also said that they are willing to face a floor test.