He also mentioned the case of the Arvind Kejriwal government in 2013, when the AAP leader got the opportunity to form the government with the help of Congress support despite BJP emerging as largest party but short of majority.
The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the independents won three seats each, while the NCP bagged one.
In the meanwhile, the leaders of the Congress were busy squabbling over the choice of it's legislative party leader. Besides, one seat was won by All India Trinamool Congress and one by an independent in the 60-member assembly.
Manipur governor Najma Heptullah has invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the next government in the state.
"What the BJP has done in Manipur and Goa is their ideology ~ and that is what we are fighting", he charged. The party needs support of seven more MLAs to retain power in the coastal state.
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He also criticised Labour, saying they "sat on their hands" when they could have been blocking May's hard Brexit . She promised to come to the Commons before the end of March to inform MPs she had formally triggered Article 50.
Singh, who is expected to oversee a meeting of newly elected Congress legislators and finalise an alliance before submitting a list of MLAs to the governor, also said that the Congress will not compromise on core issues while making a bid for power. Therefore, BJP had 21 legislators, which formed the majority in the House and that's why the governor had announced floor test within 15 days.
This was also confirmed by Union minister and the BJP's election in-charge for Goa, Nitin Gadkari. Not true, says Mr Parrikar's party, insisting that the Congress failed to approach the Governor with evidence that it could muster 21 seats - a point with which the Supreme Court agreed. Parrikar will take oath later today.
Besides the humiliating defeat of Parsekar, who lost by over 7,000 votes, six BJP ministers too were trounced. Parrikar yesterday quit as the defence minister of India, a post he had been holding since November 2014 after first reshuffle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.
Joykumar, who served as the former director general of police at a time when hundreds of extra-judicial killings allegedly took place in the state under the Congress regime, joined the BJP, only leave to it in the run up to the assembly polls after he was denied a ticket from the Uripok constituency. "You haven't demonstrated before the Governor that number is in your favour", Court said.
When no party gets absolute majority in an election, the convention is that the leader of the single largest party is invited for consultations about forming the government.