Congress steps up efforts to form Goa govt, BJP to counter

BJP too is not taking it lying down as the party chief Amit Shah is known to have called on phone ally Goa Forward's Vijay Sardesai.

Amid Manohar Parrikar admitted in AIIMS and Goa without a Chief Minister for too long, the opposition Congress has stepped up its efforts to stake claim and form a government.

But the BJP too is not taking it lying down as the party chief Amit Shah is known to have called on phone ally Goa Forward’s Vijay Sardesai.

Sardesai is a minister in the BJP-led government.

The alternative for Parrikar, as per speculations, was being seen in Sudhin Dhavalikar but it has not been finalized as yet.

The BJP president is likely to get back to allies with a name that would also be acceptable to them, it has been claimed by certain party sources.

In the 40-member Goa assembly, the Congress is the largest party with 16 seats and the BJP has 14.

Congress finally staked claim to form a government alleging that the administration had collapsed in absence of Chief Minister.

They then urged the Governor Mridula Sinha to dismiss the BJP government.

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