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Congress terms SC order great victory, Parrikar reserves comment

The Congress had petitioned the apex court late on Monday alleging that Goa Governor Mridula Sinha had acted unilaterally and invited BJP to form a government in Goa

Published: 14th March 2017 03:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2017 03:02 PM   |  A+A-

Goa Chief Minister-designate Manohar Parrikar. | PTI File Photo

By IANS

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister-designate Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said he will comment on the Supreme Court's order on a floor test after his swearing-in ceremony in the evening, even as the Congress party termed the court order "a great victory".

"I will comment after the swearing-in," Parrikar told reporters in Panaji when asked to comment on the apex court's decision to organize a floor test of his government on Thursday. Parrikar resigned as Defence Minister on Monday to take over the reins of a BJP-led government in Goa.

Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh called the Supreme Court's order a "great victory for the Congress".

The Congress had petitioned the apex court late on Monday alleging that Goa Governor Mridula Sinha had acted unilaterally and invited BJP to form a government in Goa, despite the fact that the Congress had emerged as the single largest party in the February 4 state assembly election with 17 seats.

The apex court did not stay the swearing in ceremony but directed that a floor test be held on Thursday.



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