Pawar slams Cong for ‘failing’ to form Govt in Goa

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Apr 2017 10:04:16



NATIONALIST Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday lashed out at the Congress for ‘failing’ to form a Government in Goa, saying his party MLA voted for the BJP in the trust vote as‘action’was missing from the Congress leadership to form a Government there.

He said it was possible for the Congress, which emerged as the single largest party with 16 seats in the Goa Assembly, to form the Government and get a majority with support of the NCP and other regional political parties. Pawar said NCP MLA Churchill Alemao supported the BJP to form the Government to avoid‘re-election’ to the State Assembly.

The MLA waited for three days when the question came for voting to form the Government.The NCP was eager to support the Congress and it’sexpectation was that party should form the Government, he said. “It was possible to form the government and get majority.

There were some political parties and local parties ready to extend support. After waiting two or three days, there was no action from the Congress side,” he told reportershere.“They (Congress) did not come forward or fulfil their responsibility. Otherwise ultimate result was re-election and that situation we would not have supported,” he said.

He was responding to questions atapress meet after his introductory remarks in which he flayed policies of the NDA government at the Centre and various States on Ram Janmabhoomi issue and ‘killing people in the name of cow protection’.

“Simple thing... Whether you want a Government or not,” Pawar said when pointed out that the NCP MLA’s single vote was crucial for the BJP for forming the Government in Goa.TheBJP-led alliance,headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, was supported in the trust vote by 12 saffron party members, Goa Forward Party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, (3 MLAs each), as many Independents and one from NCP (Alemao).