Digvijay Singh apologises for failing to form government in Goa

Money Power has won over People’s Power, says Digvijay Singh on party's failure

After its clear defeat in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand against the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress party failed to prove majority in Manipur and Goa as well. And a day after Defence Minister and former chief minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar was invited to form government in Goa, Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who was overseeing the party’s affairs in Goa, gave his remark on this failure. First of all, he apologised for that the party couldn’t form the government in the state. Secondly, he asserted that the party would continue to resist communal forces in Goa.

On March 13, Singh took to his Twitter handle and wrote,”Money Power has won over People’s Power. I apologise to the People of Goa as we couldn’t muster the support to form the Govt.”

Earlier on March 12, the Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha, invited Manohar Parrikar and form the next government in the state. Parrikar tendered his resignation and has met the Goa governor along with other BJP MLAs staking claim to form a government in the state. Goa Forward party who won 3 seats in the assembly elections asserted that they would support BJP if Manohar Parrikar returns as CM.

Afer the poll counting ended on March 11, the state has witnessed a hung assembly. Congress secured 17 seats and BJP finished second with 13 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party had fielded candidates in 36, AAP in 39, Congress 37, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 25 and the NCP in 37 seats. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who was the front-runner for BJP’s Goa CM candidate had asserted that BJP was still in a position to form a government in the state.