Rajya Sabha: Cong objects to govt formation in Manipur, Goa

RSTV Bureau

On a day when BJP is set to form its first-ever government in Manipur, the Congress raised the matter in Rajya Sabha, objecting to the formation of a BJP-led government in the state. In the Assembly polls, Congress was the single largest party in the state but despite that, the BJP has managed to stitch together a coalition to form a government.

Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma

During zero hour submissions on Thursday, Congress leader Anand Sharma raised the matter and said BJP ignored two judgements of Supreme Court and formed government in Goa and Manipur.

“Mandate has been violated by BJP… established law and constitutional position has been disrespected,” said Sharma

Saying that Congress emerged as the single largest party with 28 MLAs, Ananda Sharma raised the matter, which was objected by the government.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi objected to Sharma’s reference to Governor’s role in his mention and asked the chair to expunge his comments.

“They (Congress) must bring in substantive motion if they demand a discussion on the role of Governor,” Naqvi said.