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Thank Gadkari for aggressive MLA buying: Digvijaya Singh to Goa CM Parrikar

The Congress in-charge for Goa is accused of failing to cobble together a majority in the state despite the party winning the largest number of assembly seats.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2017 14:13 IST
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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. (HT File Photo)

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday sought an apology from Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar for “cheating the people of the state”, and asked him to thank Union minister Nitin Gadkari for “aggressive MLA buying”, thus helping him form the government in the coastal state.

“Shame on you Mr Parrikar and your hunger for Power. You have cheated the People of Goa. Apologise to them,” he said on Twitter.

His remarks came a day after the Goa chief minister took a dig at him by thanking him for the government formation in the state.

Singh said Parrikar should instead thank Nitin Gadkari for doing “aggressive MLA buying”.

“Manohar Parrikar thanks me for letting him form Govt in Goa. If he has to thank anyone, it is Nitin Gadkari who did aggressive MLA shopping on 12th March early morning from an hotel in Goa.

“And the Goa Governor who violated the Constitution, Sarkaria Commission guideline and the Supreme Court...and robbed the mandate of people of Goa,” he said in a series of tweets.

In Goa, the Congress had emerged as the largest party after the recently held polls, but the BJP led by Parrikar managed to form the government with the support of other parties.