How Manohar Parrikar ridiculed Digvijaya Singh after winning Goa trust vote

After winning the Goa trust vote, the state’s new Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar hit out at Congress’s state in-charge Digvijaya Singh. Before the trust vote, AICC general secretary had termed Manohar Parrikar as a ‘48-hour chief minister’.

Manohar Parrikar, taking a dig at the Congress, was quoted as saying in a PTI report, “Right from the beginning Congress did not have the numbers and it was only a hype created by them possibly because there was a demand coming that Digvijaya should step down as General Secretary of the party, being the desk in-charge of Goa.”

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“It happens when you come to Goa only to enjoy, not to work,” he quipped. We have proved to the people of India that we have support of 23 on the floor of the House debunking Digvijaya’s claim that we don’t have the numbers,” Goa CM Manohar Parrikar said while speaking to reporters in Panaji.

Manohar Parrikar photo

Manohar Parrikar

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also alleged BJP was stealing the mandate of people in Goa and Manipur and forming governments by using money power. “The BJP used money power in Manipur and Goa. They stole the mandate of the people,” Rahul Gandhi said on BJP forming government in Manipur and Goa.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu termed Congress’ allegations as absurd. “Now after this massive victory in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and even in Manipur, the Congress is yet to learn lessons and is making absurd allegations. It could not find support to stake claim in Goa, Manipur,” Venkaiah Naidu told reporters in Delhi.

He went on to explain that the BJP formed governments in the two states after the Congress failed to stake such claim. “And when the BJP has mobilised the support, other parties have started questioning. This is not acceptable in a democracy, it will be a mockery of democracy,” he hit back.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari also added that Congress should not ‘preach’ BJP on the government formation exercise.

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