The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday announced to revive their agitation in protest of the Karnataka Governor's decision of inviting BJP's B S Yeddyurappa to form the government.
Seeking adoption of the Karnataka example in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, the former deputy CM of the state said the party would be holding a one-day dharna tomorrow against the "murder of democracy in Karnataka".
Chandrakant Kavlekar, chief of Congress legislature party in Goa, said governor Mridula Sinha should follow the precedent set by her Karnataka counterpart and invite the single largest party to form the government and "correct her mistake of March 12, 2017".
The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly, secured 104 seats in the 224-member House, just short of majority.
"The Congress is also preparing to demand the "Karnataka model" in neigbouring Goa, where it couldn't form a government previous year despite emerging as the single largest party".
In Bihar, the RJD was the single-largest party with 80 seats in the 243-seat assembly in the 2015 assembly election, but it ended up in the opposition - although it happened after ally Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) ditched RJD-Congress to go with BJP. The Governor should have invited us to form the government.
Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said that the governors can't have two different set of rules. Yadav said that he will be meeting the Bihar governor at 1 PM tomorrow, Friday, may 18.
In Karnataka, the BJP emerged as the single-largest party and was invited to form the government. However, BJP clobbered up the support of 11 MLAs to add to its tally of 21 to form the government.
RJD leaders are of the view that the Congress party in Karnataka should have entered into a pre-poll alliance with JD (S).
Urging other non-NDA parties to unite, the former Deputy Chief Minister said that if not stopped now, the team of Amit Shah (BJP President) would pull the same fraud in upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
With Kumar's JD (U), which had 71 MLAs, joining hands with BJP, which was Bihar's main Opposition party at the time with 53 MLAs, a JD (U)-BJP government was sworn in the next day. The aim of the Congress is to clearly drain the BJP of the vital mileage it gained, with the Centre's tacit support, by exposing the "double standards' played out in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya. We should get the opportunity now", said Singh. "We are in majority in Goa as well as Bihar". The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Goa Forward Party (GFP) and independents won three seats each, whereas the Nationalist Congress Party picked up one.
The move comes at a time when Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has been away for medical treatment for over two months, leaving the state without an active CM and making everyone from the allies to the opposition members restless.