After BJP's single largest-party formula in Karnataka, Congress in Goa, RJD in Bihar want to stake claim to form government and are knocking on the doors of the Governors in these states.
"I will meet Honourable Governor of Bihar along with MLAs as we are single largest party of Bihar", Tejashwi Yadav said. "We also request the Bihar Governor to dissolve the state government and like in Karnataka invite the single-largest party to form government, which in Bihar is the RJD". This reasoning - that the single-largest party be invited to form government - is now being used by Congress and the RJD to advance their claims in Goa and Bihar respectively. The new found alliance partners said that in Goa the single largest party was not invited to form the government. The RJD, with 80 seats was the single largest party in the State. The BJP, which got 13 seats, formed the government in alliance with Goa Forward Party and MGP, both of which had secured three seats each.
In Goa, Congress Legislature Party chief Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party will stake claim tomorrow by submitting to Governor Mridula Sinha a formal letter containing signatures of all the 16 party MLAs.
Kavlekar further said, "We have 16 legislators with us and with that strength we are the single largest party in the (Goa) Assembly".
Just a few hours after BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, the ripples of political upheaval were felt across the nation.
He was referring to the decision of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite the BJP to form the government after the Assembly election results declared on 15 May.
Launching another attack at Karnataka Vajubhai Vala, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala today said, "Vajubhai vala had sacrificed his seat for Narendra Modi earlier, yesterday he sacrificed Constitution and democracy for him".
"It's all BJP's greed to form the government".
"We would be holding a 1-day dharna tomorrow against the murder of democracy in Karnataka".
Mr. Yadav raised the issue of BJP being given 15 days to prove the majority and asked how would party reach the magic figure. "So, we now appeal to the Governor to invite us to form govt", said Yatish Naik of the Congress party.
The Goa Congress said by the same count, it should be given power in the state.
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance, on the other hand, has a majority with 115 MLAs. "Four governments in four years did not damage the BJP or Nitish Kumar, it harmed the people of Bihar.These politics developments will similarly affect the growth and development of Karnataka", Yadav.
Former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma have also sought appointments with the governors of their states on Friday.