The Manohar Parrikar government in Goa has won trust vote. It got support of 22 MLAs in the 40 member assembly . All members of MGP and GFP supported the government. One Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane walked out of the assembly just before the trust vote. The resolution was passed 22-16. Rane, later, announced his resignation from the party after he was upset over Congress’ lack of urgency in forming the government in Goa despite winning the most number of seats.
After winning the trust vote Chief Minister said the Congress did not have the numbers ever. And he claimed the support of the MLAs came voluntarily and no one was parked in hotels or resorts before the trust vote. Chief Minister said the portfolio allocation will be made by tomorrow.
Parrikar, who stepped down as Defence Minister, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the coastal state for the fourth time on Tuesday evening, along with nine other ministers. Congress challenged Governor’s decision to appoint Parrikkar as the chief minister in the Supreme Court. The court rejected the petition and asked the BJP government to seek trust vote today.
BJP leaders including Amit Shah congratulated Parrikar for winning the trust vote. BJP brought back Parrikkar to Goa to ensure the support of the other smaller parties. Congress is the single largest party in Goa
The BJP had bagged 13 seats in the polls, while it claims support of three MLAs each of the Goa Forward Party and Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party, besides three independents. Congress had won 17 seats.
It is not immediately known about how many ministerial berths will be allotted to other parties which have extended support to the BJP government