Governors of Goa, Manipur acting like agents of BJP: Congress leader Sandip Dikshit

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that the Governors rushed into the decision without consulting the party in lead in the recent Assembly Polls.

Published: 14th March 2017 09:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2017 09:40 AM   |  A+A-

Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit. | PTI


NEW DELHI: Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly influencing the decision of the Governors of Goa and Manipur in government formation of their respective states, the Congress has branded the development as ‘unconstitutional’.
Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit accused the BJP of indulging in horse trading in Goa and Manipur, and further said that the Governors rushed into the decision without consulting the party in lead in the recent Assembly Polls in the aforementioned states.
“The Governors have made it clear that the decision has been influenced by the Centre. This is completely unconstitutional. It is an insult to the Congress’ mandate given by the locals in Goa and Manipur,” he added.         
Striking a comparison between the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the previous UPA Government, Dikshit stressed on the lack of clarity in terms of India’s international policy with Pakistan, in the aftermath of the surgical strike that was carried out.
“Our soldiers are losing their lives, not the Ministers,” added Dixit.
The recently concluded assembly elections in five states saw the Congress taking center stage in Punjab with 77 seats in the 117-seat assembly. However, the BJP established a clear majority in Uttar Pradesh, with 325 seats out of 403, and 57 seats out of 70 in Uttarakhand.
In Goa and Manipur, although the Congress was ahead, independent MLAs and other regional parties in the two states have announced to enter into an alliance with the BJP, thus giving them an opportunity to form the Government.


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