Goa govt formation: Why Congress has not given up hope as yet

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It is going to be a fight to the finish and despite Manohar Parrikar getting set to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Goa, the Congress is no mood to relent. The Congress has not only moved the Supreme Court seeking to stop Parrikar from taking oath, but is even speaking with several MLAs in Goa to get the numbers.

Goa govt formation: Why Congress has not given up hope as yet

The Congress is in talks with Churchill Alemao of the NCP in a bid to get to the magic number. If the Congress manages to rope in the NCP leader, then its tally would go up to 22 in the 40 member house. The BJP too is using its resources in Delhi to get to the top NCP leadership so that it can rope Alemao on its side.

The Supreme Court would hold the key in this situation. After the Congress approached the SC, doubts cropped up over the Goa Forward's support for the BJP. The BJP however sounded confident and party sources say that they would sail through the trust vote. The Goa Forward saw some shake ups after its president Prabhakar Timble quit his position in protest against the decision to ally with the BJP. Timble felt that the single largest party, the Congress with 17 seats should have been called to form the government in the state.

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