Kar’nataka’ Effect of ‘Single Largest Party’ Disturb Other StatesTop Stories

May 18, 2018 11:10
Kar’nataka’ Effect of ‘Single Largest Party’ Disturb Other States

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The Political drama continued to take turns, a day after, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited BJP, which is the single-largest party, to form a government in the state, despite majority of MLAs in the coalition between JD(S) and Indian National Congress, the Opposition parties have now started demanding that, the governors of four other states Goa, Bihar, Meghalaya and Manipur should invite them to stake claim to the government, as they were the single-largest parties in recent assembly polls of those states.

With regard to the situation the Congress Party leaders in Goa announced it will be meeting Goa governor Mridula Sinha to ask him to invite the party to stake claim for the formation of the government, Leader of RJD party in Bihar Mr.Tejashwi Yadav also asked their State governor Satya Pal Malik to dissolve the assembly and invite his party to form a government in the state.

Later with in the day, opposition parties in two more states expressed their instrument of execution claiming to form the government.

Former Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh and former Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma sought time from respective governors of the state for appointment of meeting them today.

In Goa's 2017 assembly election, Congress was the single-largest party with 21 seats in the 40-seat assembly, however, it was the BJP through a post-poll alliance that ended up forming the government, In Bihar, the RJD was the single-largest party with 80 seats in the 243-seat assembly in the 2015 assembly election, but it ended up in the opposition.

In Manipur assembly elections, the Congress was three short of the majority mark with 28 seats in the 60-seat assembly. The saffron party, with 21 seats, joined hands with National People's Party (four seats), Naga People's Front (four seats) and the Lok Janshakti Party (one seat) to form the first BJP government in the state.

While inthe state of Meghalaya, Congress was the largest party with 21 seats, followed by National People's Party (NPP) with 19 seats in the assembly polls held in 2017. NPP's Conrad Sangma formed the government with the support of 34 MLAs.

According to reports of ANI, Congress's Goa in-charge Chella Kumar today said he along with more leaders will meet the governor of Goa and ask him to invite his party to form the government. The party is also planning to parade its 17 MLAs at the governor house, according to a source.

Soon after these happenings with respect to apparent show of unity against the events unfolding in Karnataka, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav filed suit, asking governor Satya Pal Malik to dissolve the Bihar assembly and invite RJD on account of it being the single-largest party in the state.

By Lokesh

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