RJD To Meet Governor To Form Govt In Bihar

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The RJD will also hold a one-day dharna across the State in protest of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite BJP to form government in the State, Mr. Yadav said in a press conference. He added that he would request the governor to to dissolve the current JD (U)-BJP government and invite the RJD to form the government.

In February 2017 assembly poll, Congress had emerged as the single-largest party but had failed to form the government after the BJP, with 13 MLAs, swiftly bagged support of Goa Forward Party (GFP), Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents, to reach the magic figure of 21 in the 40-member house.

Kavlekar said the Congress would meet Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday and submit a letter containing signatures of all 16 party MLAs, PTI reported.

He claimed that organisations like the Election Commission and CBI are being blackmailed into doing the BJP's bidding and questioned how BS Yeddyurappa asked for 7 days to prove a government, but ended up getting 15 days instead.

"I will meet the Honourable governor of Bihar along with MLAs as we are the single largest party of Bihar", RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav tweeted on Thursday.

But can the Congress and the RJD topple the governments in Goa and Bihar with their latest move?

When the BJP staked a claim in Karnataka to form the government, the Congress and JD (S) cited the Goa example. The majority mark is 112 seats. "While in Karnataka the Governor has invited the single-largest party, in Goa too, the same precedent should be followed", he said.

Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said the governors cannot have two different sets of rules.

However, he did not specify how the party would muster the majority.

The Congress is giving an "opportunity to Goa governor to rectify the mistake which she did last year", Kavelkar said.

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is being treated in the U.S. for a pancreatic ailment and because of it there is no government in the state, said Kavlekar.

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.

According to the sources, Goa Congress in-charge Chella Kumar, along with other party leaders will leave for Goa on Thursday.

Soon after, in an apparent show of unity against the events unfolding in Karnataka, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav followed 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. This has come 15 months after the Goa Assembly Elections 2018.

Of the 222 constituencies where polling was held on 12 May, the BJP won 104, while the Congress won 78 and the JD-S 37 and BSP 1.

The court gave four days to Manohar Parrikar to prove his majority.