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Chidambaram Accuses BJP of 'Stealing' Elections in Goa, Manipur

In both these states, the Congress has emerged as the single largest party in the assembly elections results of which were declared on March 11.

Pallavi Ghosh | CNN-News18pallavighcnnibn

Updated:March 13, 2017, 1:47 PM IST
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Chidambaram Accuses BJP of 'Stealing' Elections in Goa, Manipur
File photo former finance minister P Chidambaram.
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New Delhi: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday accused the BJP of "stealing" elections in Goa and Manipur.

"A party that comes second has no right to form government. BJP stealing elections in Goa and Manipur (sic)," Chidambaram said in a tweet.

His party colleague Digvijaya Singh said “money power” had won.

The BJP has staked claim to form the government in Goa and Manipur — where it failed to emerge as the single largest party — with the support of smaller parties and some Independents.

In both these states, the Congress has emerged as the single largest party in the assembly elections results of which were declared on March 11.

In Goa, the Governor has already invited BJP leader and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to form the government.

In Manipur, the BJP has met the Governor and claimed that it enjoyed the support from three small NDA constituents, a Congress MLA and the lone Trinamool Congress legislator, taking its tally to 32 in the 60-member assembly.

In Goa, the BJP gathered support from three members each of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents, taking the tally of the coalition to 21 in the 40-member Assembly. The lone NCP MLA was also claimed to have extended support.

| Edited by: Nakshab Khan
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