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Congress demands recall of Governor

Panaji: The Congress party, on Sunday, demanded recall of the Governor for “not acting like the constitutional head of the state.”

Holding responsible the Governor Mridula Sinha for the “present constitutional crisis in the state,” the president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish Chodankar said that he would write to the President of India to recall her, and would boycott the tea party on December 19.

Addressing the media, Chodankar said “Within next 2-3 days, the Congress party would write to the President of India Ramnath Kovind seeking her removal from the post and would appeal to the Congressmen to boycott Liberation Day high tea party hosted by her at Raj Bhavan in protest.”

“The Governor made a mistake by inviting the BJP to form the government in 2017 in coalition after the Assembly elections thereby depriving the single largest party its right to form the government,” he claimed.

He said that “Goans have started feeling that there is no governance in the state as it has come to a grinding halt for the last 11 months after the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar took ill. We met Governor on many occasions but till now nothing has happened.” [NT]

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