“The Governor in Goa had only 1 Claim of 21 MLA’s out of 40 Elected MLAs with Manohar Parrikar as their Leader. The 17 MLA’s of Congress did not even Make a Claim, nor Elected their Leader. How could the Congress ever be Invited to Form the Government?” Jaitley Wrote.Jaitley Cited Precedents of When a Coalition was Invited to Form the Government over the Single Largest Party due to Bench Strength.
Faced with a Formal Claim from 1 Side that had the Support of 21 MLA’s, the Governor Could not have Invited the Side with the Minority, of 17 MLA’s, Jaitley stated.
“The BJP Managed to Form An Alliance & Presented to the Governor 21 out of 40 MLA’s. They Appeared before the Governor in Person & Submitted a Letter of Support. The Congress did not even Submit a Claim to the Governor,” Jailtey said Succinctly.