Manohar Parrikar wins floor test in Goa Assembly

Manohar Parrikar’s BJP-led coalition wins floor test in Goa Assembly

Manohar Parrikar

 

Two days after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Parrikar was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Goa, the BJP-led government in Goa won the crucial floor test on Thursday.

  Latest updates:

  • The coalition will come up with a common minimum programme by April 14 – Parrikar
  • Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss portfolio allocation, an announcement about the same will be made day after tomorrow, he said.
  • I have the first one to have a coalition with my side which lasted full term, we will last full term this time too – Parrikar.
  • Digvijaya’s claims that they have numbers, debunked. Right from the beginning they did not have numbers – Parrikar
  • We have proved before the people of India, we had the support of 23 and we proved it on the floor of house – Parrikar.
  • Congress’ Vishwajeet Rane abstained from voting by being not present in the house.
  • The Opposition Congress got just 16 votes.
  • Parrikar proves majority as the resolution in favour of the BJP-led government getting passed with 22 votes in its favour.
  • Oath taking of MLAs underway at Goa Assembly.
  • Congress leader Pratapsinh Rane’s son Vishwajeet Rane says, “As of now, I am with Congress party. I am going to vote for the Congress.”
  • Manohar Parrikar reaches state assembly, ahead of the floor test at the special session today.
  • The apex court on Tuesday directed that a floor test be held in the Assembly on Thursday to determine if Parrikar enjoyed the majority support.
  • SC order came on a petition against appointment of Manohar Parrikar as state chief minister.
  • The apex court bench comprising of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice RK Agrawal rejected the Congress’s plea to stay the oath taking of Parrikar as Goa Chief Minister, holding all contentious issues raised by the party can be resolved by a “simple direction” of holding a floor test that has been ordered for Thursday.
  • The court gave its order while paving the way for Parrikar to take the oath shortly after which the former defence minister was sworn in by Governor Mridula Sinha in Panaji.
  • The BJP has won 13 seats, four less than the Congress which bagged 17 seats in the 40-member House.
  • Parrikar, whose party has 13 MLAs, had staked claim to form the government on Sunday mustering the support of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) besides two Independents, which together took the tally of the combine to 21.
  • Another Independent MLA had extended his support to the coalition, raising its number to 22.

-March 16, 2017, Panaji