Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has come under severe criticism of its own party leaders in Goa after it failed to form government in Goa despite emerging as the single largest party by winning 17 of the 40 Assembly seats.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) successfully formed government in the coastal state today with Manohar Parrikar taking oath of office in a ceremony in Panaji today evening.
Congress leaders, including party’s chief whip in the Rajya Sabha Satyavrat Chaturvedi, today criticised the delay in garnering support from other MLAs in Goa where it lost out to BJP in the race to form government.
The just-concluded elections in Goa saw the BJP (13 seats) ending up behind the Congress (17 seats) which emerged as the single largest party in the state. After some negotiations, the BJP managed to submit a list of 21 MLAs that included three each from Goa Forward Party and MGP and two independents.
Accusing Bharatiya Janata Party of using money to win power, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh alleged that the party wooed smaller parties and independents through immoral means to form the government in Goa and keep the Congress, the single largest party, away from power.
“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 government,” Singh tweeted.
This is what he tweets:
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.
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 13, 2017
People slammed him for blaming others for his party defeat :
@digvijaya_28 the people of Goa are celebrating. You used money power in the elections. Now face the real world. Bunch of loosers!!
— Ramesh Menon (@krameshmenon) March 13, 2017
@digvijaya_28 so you mean to say since 47,congress was ruling because of Money Power.
— Udta Hua Teer (@Banarasi_Hindu) March 13, 2017
— ਵਿਜੇਂਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਪਾਰਧੀ (@PardhiVijendra) March 13, 2017
@digvijaya_28 हाँ बे अटल जी भी सिंगल largest पार्टी के थे । तुमने 13 दिन में इस्तीफा दिलवाया था । हिसाब होगा 60 सालो का बे ।
— हरिजन महाबली (@rajnishtrip) March 13, 2017
@digvijaya_28 चच्चा इतिहास दोहराता है, अटल जी सरकार गिराने वाले तुम लोग थे, आज तुम्हे तो मौका ही नही मिला सरकार बनाने की सोचने का, श्री राम
— RAJNISH SAXENA (@RAJNISHSAXENA16) March 13, 2017
hahaha ab to jai shree ram bol do chacha 😆😆😆
— rahul jain (@rahuljain1984) March 13, 2017
@digvijaya_28 get your facts right GOA Assembly: BJP’s vote share(32.5%) is more than Congress (28.4%) thus BJP has the mandate !
— I am New India (@prettypadmaja) March 13, 2017
Now you mean to say since 60s,congress was ruling because of Money Power!
— tamil sengolan (@tamilsengolan) March 13, 2017