After posting his counter-attack against Congress on Facebook, FM Arun Jaitley met the media today in the afternoon and indicated that the party had lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even though it had emerged as the biggest party (Congress’ 17 vs BJP’s 13) in the post-election results understanding during which it managed to cobble together a majority and also be the first to stake claim to form the government in Goa. Jaitley bolstered his claim by saying, “Congress neither elected a leader nor made a claim in front of the Governor.” This came in the wake of FM’s Facebook post in wich he trotted out numerous instances of Congress machinations preventing other parties to form governments even though they had turned majority parties.
The new defence minister Arun Jailtey also said he believes that he believes that the apex court has given the right order and that the Bharatiya Janata Party is confident of getting a majority. Earlier today reacting to Congress’ comment that Bharatiya Janata Party is stealing the mandate in Goa Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on a Facebook post had given a few facts saying that Goa governor Mridula Sinha had rightly appointed Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa. Arun Jaitley also quoted several precedents which supported the decision of the Governor.
Quizzing congress earlier today, the apex court had asked why the Congress party took so long in approaching the Governor to which Congress leader Luizingo Falerio had said that he had written to the Governor but was told that it is a holiday and that the office is closed. “We wrote to her (Goa Governor) on 12th, we came to the office, but was told as it’s a holiday, it’s closed.” he said.
The Supreme Court has ordered the floor test to be on Thursday.