The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday announced to revive their agitation in protest of the Karnataka Governor's decision of inviting BJP's B S Yeddyurappa to form the government. "We have asked the governor to dissolve the state government and like in Karnataka, invite RJD, the single largest party in Bihar, to form the government", Yadav said adding he would be meeting with the Governor at Raj Bhawan at 1:00 pm on Friday. "We request Her Excellency to follow big brother Karnataka governor and invite the Congress to form the Goa government and rectify a wrong", Congress state president Girish Chodankar told reporters. "If the BJP being the single largest party got an invite to form the government in Karnataka, why should not the RJD get a chance in Bihar where it is the single largest party", Singh said.
"We had sat on dharna till 2am on July 26 a year ago outside the Raj Bhawan waiting for the governor to invite us as we were the single largest party" he said.
In the Assembly elections held in February previous year, the Congress had bagged 17 seats, becoming the single largest party in the 40-member House but falling short of the majority figure by four seats.
In Manipur, once again Congress was the single largest victor with 25 seats but the BJP that had 21 seats was able to form the government with the help other smaller parties.More news: Hezbollah leader: Syria's allies will hit Israel…
The supreme court, stating unequivocally that it can not stop the governor, more on a principle of propriety than on any canon, but is sure to examine the "material" evidence. In protest, we would be holding a day-long dharna on Friday.
The drama in Karnataka is playing out in various parts of the states.It began at Goa, then spread to Bihar and now has reached Manipur as well.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav declaring that he will parade his party's MLA before the Governor of Bihar. "The BJP is using all unconstitutional methods to form the government by throttling democracy and misusing agencies be it the CBI, ED or income tax to intimidate rivals", he added. "It's dictatorship by BJP", he said addressing a press conference. In July 2017, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar broke the alliance and tied up with the BJP to continue as chief minister.
When pointed out that the Congress needs support of at least 21 legislators to stake claim in Goa, he said that once the governor swears in the Congress chief minister, he will be able to prove his majority on the floor of the House.More news: Google WiFi adds device performance network testing feature
The BJP's Goa unit dismissed the Congress demand as an "act of frustration". "The numbers will have to be proven on the floor of the House and we have that with us", he said.
Back in Karnataka which prompted these moves, Congress and JD (S) had collected their MLAs at Eagleton Resort to keep their flock together.
The Goa Congress said by the same count, it should be given power in the state. Three Independents also went with the BJP.More news: Queensland jobless rate equal worst in the nation