Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Thursday revealed that she called Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before she invited BJP to form the government in the state.
The Governor, while speaking to Mumbai Mirror, confessed that she called him before taking the decision.
I felt I should speak with Arun Jaitley, and I called him around 9.30 in the evening, discussing the situation. I informed him I had verified the numbers and was satisfied and that Congress leaders hadn’t arrived yet. He said that if any party comes with the numbers, it has to be considered. So that settled itMridula Sinha, Goa Governor
Sinha is a former member of BJP’s national executive.
She, after the revelation, has come under severe criticism from Congress party which was not invited to form the government even after it emerged as the single largest party.
Earlier, Jaitley has come down heavily over Congress for complaining about not being called to form the government.
“The Congress Party complains a bit too much. It accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ‘stealing’ the mandate in Goa. It unsuccessfully petitioned before the Supreme Court. It attempted to raise issues in the Lok Sabha. What are the facts? Jaitley said.
The confession, meanwhile, has been trolled heavily on social media.
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