Goa: BJP to approach SC if Governor does not act
Panaji, July 28: The Bharatiya Janata Party, one of the coalition partners of the anti-Congress Goa Democratic Alliance (GDA), today threatened to approach the Supreme Court, if the Governor faileds to sack the ''minority'' Digambar Kamat-led government in Goa.
At the party headquarters, party president Shripad Naik told reporters that all the 20 members of the GDA were in New Delhi for a headcount before President Pratibha Patil this afternoon as part of their efforts to substantiate their claim to form government.
He urged Governor S C Jamir to act according to the principles of the Constitution by ensuring smooth conduct of the House by Speaker Pratasinh Rane on Monday and Tuesday to pass the finance bill and for proving the strength of the Kamat government.
If the Governor or the Speaker act in a partisan manner and do not allow the GDA to form the government, the GDA will not hesitate to approach the apex court for seeking justice, Mr Naik said.
He had also derided efforts of the ruling party to bully MGP members into changing their stand in favour of the government.
He further crtiticised the manner in which Speaker adjourned the House till Monday following noisy scenes by the treasury benches giving breather to the government.