Karnataka effect: Congress, RJD rush to stake claim in Manipur, Goa, Bihar

Karnataka effect: Congress, RJD rush to stake claim in Manipur, Goa, Bihar

Karnataka effect: Congress, RJD rush to stake claim in Manipur, Goa, Bihar

As the Congress readies itself to stake its claim to form government in Goa, former deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav said that he will meet the Governor of Bihar, along with MLAs, as his party is the single largest party in Bihar.

Congress is now likely to stake claim to form the government in the state of Goa.

Kavlekar said the Goa Governor should follow the precedent set by her Karnataka counterpart and invite the single-largest party to form the government "correcting her mistake of March 12, 2017".

Both the BJP, which fell short of the majority but emerged as the single largest party in a hung House and the Congress, which stitched a post-poll alliance with the JD-S, had staked claims to form the government in the southern state.

Meanwhile, Congress has issued a notice to all Pradesh Congress Committees, leaders and party workers to organise state-wide protests at state capital and district headquarters against the Karnataka Governor's decision to invite BJP to form government in the state.

The voices against the BJP's "illegal" way of coming to power in Karnataka were also being raised in several other states, including Bihar and Tamil Nadu.

Congress Legislature Party chief Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party will stake claim on Friday by submitting to Governor Mridula Sinha a formal letter containing signatures of all the 16 party MLAs. 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.

Just a few hours after BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, the ripples of political upheaval were felt across the nation. Governor Mridula Sinha invited the BJP and its allies after they showed a combined strength that was more than the half-way mark. However, the government invited BJP's Yeddyurappa and asked him to prove majority on the floor of the house. This is gundagardi of BJP; it will be called as a black day in democracy if BJP is allowed to form the government in Karnataka. "Why did the BJP come in through back door to form government with JD (U) in Bihar?" he asked. Amit Shah has only one formula, horse-trading or sending agencies like CBI and ED behind MLAs of other parties.

"We would be holding a 1-day dharna tomorrow against the murder of democracy in Karnataka".

Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala had on Wednesday night invited Yeddyurappa to form the government and prove within 15 days that he had a majority in the Legislative Assembly.

Former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma have also sought appointments with the governors of their states on Friday.

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