"The Congress never had the numbers from the beginning. Digvijaya Singh's claims of having the numbers have been debunked," Manohar Parrikar said after winning the floor test in Goa with 22 votes out. Lashing out at the Congress for making 'wild allegations', Parrikar claimed that every vote was cast voluntarily.
"None of them were kept in a hotel room or in a secluded common place like the opposition has. Wild allegations are being made by those with coloured glasses," he claimed while maintaining that the government in Goa was that of a coalition and all partners in the coalition will take a decision on the post of deputy chief minister.
Parrikar alleged that Singh was hyping the Congress' claim of numbers to desist demand for him to step down from the All India Congress Committee general secretary post.
"We have proved before the people of India that we had the support of 23 legislators and we proved it on the floor of the house," Parrikar said.