Ask Goa CM to show majority in two days : BJP

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) The BJP today stated that the Digambar Kamat-led Government in Goa had lost majority in the 60-member House and demanded that the state Governor S C Jamir should ask the Chief Minister to demonstrate his majority in the Assembly in two days.

BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said it was clear from the events unfolding in the last few days where three Ministers, besides a Parliamentary Secretary, had quit from their posts and the Governor had the only option of asking the CM to show his majority in the 40-member Goa Assembly.

He also termed the reports of proroguing the Assembly under section 174 (a) (II) of the Constitution as a 'fraud'' played upon the norms and that it could not have been done without passing the money Bill.

The party also rushed former Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy to Goa to handle the situation and guide the local leadership.

Party sources said the local unit has been asked to take up the issue to the streets for achieving justice. The BJP has the support of 14 MLAs and another three MLAs from the allied parties. The bickering within the Congress and the NCP, its principal ally in the Government, is certain to cause problems, sources said.

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