#NotMyCM protest rocks Goa against BJP’s ‘money’, ‘muscle’ power

The protesters said that the BJP was voted out of power during the recently concluded elections by Goans.

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During the swearing-in ceremony of Manohar Parrikar as the new chief minister of Goa on Tuesday, protest broke outside Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula, Panaji--the beautiful capital city of the coastal state. Protesters holding placards stating 'NotMyCM' chanted slogans against the former defence minister and his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, for allegedly using 'money' and 'muscle' power to form government in the state.

The protest against the BJP to form the government in Goa was brewing on social media since Sunday. However, on Tuesday after the Supreme Court cleared the deck for the swearing-in ceremony of Parrikar and his cabinet colleagues, voters of Goa expressed their resentment on the streets.

The main grouse of the protesters is that voters of the state have voted against the BJP and the Congress with 17 seats (the party with largest number of seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly) should have been allowed by the Governor Mridula Sinha to form the government.

The BJP which came second by winning 13 seats in the 40-member assembly managed to garner support from other parties and Independents to attain majority and derail the Congress, which had emerged as the largest party with 17 seats. Three MLAs from the Goa Forward Party, three from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and two Independents have pledged their support to Parrikar. The lone Nationalist Congress Party MLA was also claimed to have extended support.

Here we bring you a glimpse of the protest through pictures...

Angry Goans chant slogans against Parrikar

According to local media reports, more than a hundred protesters vented their anger against the newly-formed government outside the Raj Bhavan.

Picture credit: Social Media


Women power outside power corridor

Several women protesters were seen arguing with police personnel after they were stopped from entering the premises of raj Bhavan.

Picture credit: Social Media


Not too ‘old’ to protest

Here we can see a senior citizen holding a placard-NotMyCM-at the protest venue.

Picture credit: Social Media

Goans want Parrikar to go back to Delhi

While many a Goans want Parrikar to head the state once again, there are others who are miffed with him.

Picture credit: Social Media


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