Assembly Election Results 2017 Live updates: Manohar Parrikar sworn in as Goa’s new CM, Biren Singh to take oath tomorrow in Imphal

By: | Updated: March 14, 2017 10:42 PM

BJP was forced to bring Manohar Parrikar back to Goa and claimed the majority in the state but the Supreme Court has decided to hear Congress petition challenging Goa Governor Mridula Sinha’s decision.

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When the results for five state assemblies came out on 11th March, BJP got a clear lead in UP and Uttarakhand while Congress was way ahead in Punjab. At that time, it looked like the drama may finally be over. However, in last three days, Goa and Manipur which didn’t get too much limelight before the counting of votes took the centre stage as none of the parties were able to get a clear mandate. BJP was forced to bring Manohar Parrikar back to Goa and claimed the majority in the state but the Supreme Court has decided to hear Congress petition challenging Goa Governor Mridula Sinha’s decision to appoint him as the new Chief Minister. On the other hand, Okram Ibobi Singh has resigned from his post in Manipur despite claiming the majority earlier.

Here are the live updates of Election Results:

7: 45 pm: Congress MP Renuka Chaudhary said that Congress VP Rahul Gandhi should get a free hand to make his own team and be allowed to function in his own style.

7: 40 pm: Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya met PM Narendra Modi today: ANI reports

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7: 30 pm:  Goa – Congress’ A Singhvi took to Twitter and said, “Swearing in is a ministerial act, is of no constitutional significance. Will be nullified in a floor test in 48 hours.”

7: 20 pm: Guv Najma Heptulla justifies decision to invite BJP to form government, says party has requisite numbers

7: 12 pm:  Parrikar has to now prove his majority on the floor of the House till Thursday morning. Meanwhile, BJP has indicated that they will prove their majority tomorrow itself.

7: 00 pm: He now has till Thursday morning to prove his majority on the floor of the House. The BJP has indicated that they will prove their majority tomorrow itself: Abhishek Singhvi

6: 56 pm: Congress on Parrikar swearing-in ceremony said, “If Manohar Parrikar wants to be ‘sultan’ of two days he is welcome to be so.”

6:28 PM: Manipur governor Najma Heptulla is addressing the media. She confirms that BJP led group has been invited tomorrow and the oath-taking ceremony will take place tomorrow at 1 PM. However, she did show her disappointment on allegations by Congress by saying, “In my 37 years in Parliament, when I was in Congress and worked with non-Congress governments, never have such allegations been put on me.”

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6:00 PM: Manohar Parrikar says, “I agree the mandate is fractured, but with 22 MLAs together the vote share is more than sufficient. It’s post-poll alliance.”

5:45 PM: Biren Singh to take oath tomorrow in Imphal in Amit Shah’s presence. His council of ministers will also take the oath tomorrow and along with Amit Shah, Union Minister Jitendra Singh will also attend the ceremony.

5:25 PM: Manohar Parrikar has been sworn in as Goa’s new Chief Minister. This will be his fourth stint as the Goa CM.

5:10 PM: Arun Jaitley says the Supreme Court has given the right order and BJP fully confident of getting majority in Goa. The Finance Minister who has taken the additional charge of Defence Ministry added, “it is a big responsibility, I will start from where Manohar Parrikar Ji left.”

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4:53 PM: Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is scheduled to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Goa today at 5 PM. He held the position previously, before joining Narendra Modi’s cabinet.

4:12 PM: The loss in the recent assembly elections has left Congress in splits. Sandeep Bakshi believes leaders do not have enough access to leadership which has to change going into the 2019 Lok Sabha elections:

3:57 PM: Union Home Minister calls Rahul Gandhi’s allegations of BJP using money power in Goa and Manipur, baseless.

3:40 PM: BJP legislative party leader N Biren Singh says the party has the right to form the government in Manipur. On the other hand, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has hit out at Congress for complaining too much. He said, “Governor in Goa had only one claim of 21 MLAs out of 40 with Parrikar ji as leader. 17 MLAs of Congress did not even make a claim.”

2:45 PM: Congress leader L Falerio makes a stunning revelation about the Goa governor. he says, “We wrote to her (Goa Governor) on 12th March and came to came to the office meet as well but were told as its a holiday its closed.”

2:25 PM: A bus full of Congress MLAs led by senior leader Digvijay Singh reached Goa Governor House in Panaji. Ex-Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath believes that Rahul Gandhi is an intelligent person and can be elevated to party President’s post:

1:52 PM: Renuka Chowdhury has slammed Digvijay Singh by calling the loss in Goa, stupid. The former Union minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Women and Child Development in the Government of India has asked for the removal of Digvijay Singh from the post of party General Secretary.

1:20 PM: Manohar Parrikar asks media to come after the swearing in ceremony at 5 PM to get his reaction on Supreme Court’s directive of floor test in Goa. Watch what Rahul Gandhi had to say:

12:57 PM: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has come out for the first time since the counting of votes and has accepted Congress’ defeat in UP. However, he slammed BJP for using money power in Goa and Manipur. He said, “Our fight is against BJP’s ideology, what they did in Manipur & Goa is exactly the ideology we are fighting against.”

12:30 PM: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has hit out at Congress by saying that there was no horse trading in Goa and it was Congress’ failure to choose a leader due to their internal tussle that led to party’s downfall.

12:13 PM: Supreme Court orders the floor test to be held in Goa on 16th March i.e. Thursday. The test will begin at 11 AM where Manohar Parrikar and BJP will have to prove majority.

12:09 PM: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says BJP gave credible evidence to the Governor and proved the majority. He believes that Congress needs to introspect:

11:56 AM: Congress and NCP leader have staged a walk out of the Lok Sabha in protest against the Supreme Court’s decision. Meanwhile, Arun Jaitley has taken the charge as defence minister.

11:48 AM: In a major boost to Bharatiya Janata Party, The Supreme Court has asked the party to prove its majority in the state by ordering an immediate floor test.

11:42 AM: Robert Vadra says BJP is abolishing the well-established constitutional practice which gives the single largest party in the state, the right to form the government. He added in both Manipur as well as Goa, Congress emerged as the largest single party and should have been given the opportunity to form the government.

11:28 AM: The Supreme Court has reportedly asked Congress, why did they did not approach the Governor of Goa over government formation.

11:22 AM: During the hearing of Congress petition in the Supreme Court, the petitioner has alleged that established constitutional practices are being violated by BJP. Meanwhile, the SC bench headed by CJI Khehar observed that numbers should determine single largest party.

11:19 AM: PM Modi is in a huddle with top ministers of the party and is reportedly discussing BJP’s Parliamentary strategy with them.

11:07 AM: According to the latest reports, hearing on Congress’ petition challenging the appointment of Manohar Parrikar as Goa CM has begun in Supreme Court. He is scheduled to take oath at 5 PM this evening.

11:05 AM: Congress leader Digvijay Singh says Goa governor Mridula Sinha has decided to meet the party representatives at 1:30 PM. However, he wishes that she should’ve met them earlier.

10:50 AM: Congress is alleging BJP for horse-trading of MLAs. MP Ripun Bora says, “We got the info that BJP hijacked 5-6 Cong MLAs and took them to Guwahati.” He added, “BJP is doing horse-trading in Manipur, they are murdering democracy all over the country.”

10:45 AM: Venkaiah Naidu and Bhupendra Yadav will go to Uttar Pradesh to find the appropriate candidate for the post of Chief Minister. The party has also appointed observers to get the best possible person.

10:35 AM: An additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh will appear in the case challenging the appointment of Manohar Parrikar as Goa CM in Supreme Court.

10:20 AM: Congress has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur. The party is leaving no stone unturned to stop BJP in both the states.

10:16 AM: Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane believes Congress’ decision-making was slow in Goa. He says it was a failure on part of Congress leadership as they failed to form the government despite winning 17 seats. He said, “cannot identify an individual but there was a failure.”

10:10 AM: Yesterday senior Congress leader P Chidambaram also attacked the Prime Minister and BJP as he denounced the seven-phase election schedule in Uttar Pradesh by alleging that BJP used it to polarise voters.

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10:00 AM: A petition was filed by advocate Devdutt Kamath as the governor didn’t allow Congress to form the government despite being the single largest party. He said the party wasn’t given an opportunity to prove majority in the floor test. The case is likely to be argued by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

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