Major News and Events of 13 March 2017
What Happened on 13 March 2017
Governor Najma Heptullah likely to Invite BJP to Form Govenment in Manipur
BJP leader Manohar Parrikar has said that he has resigned as union defence minister and is all set to take oath as Chief Minister of Goa tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5pm. Governor Mridula Sinha, in accordance with clause (1) of Article 164 of Indian constitution, has appointed Parrikar to be the next CM of Goa. Parrikar has showed support of 21 MLAs and is asked by the governor to prove majority in 15 days time. Meanwhile, Chandrakant Kavlekar, Leader of Congress Legislature Party in Goa, has filed petition late today evening in Supreme Court (through advocate Devadatt Kamat and Gautam Talukdar before CJI JS Khehar) for urgent hearing to set aside Governor’s decision to appoint Manohar Parrikar as next CM. The petition will be heard by SC tomorrow morning.
Union minister Piyush Goel has told media that Nongthombam Biren Singh has been elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party by the elected BJP MLAs and he will stake claim of government in Manipur soon. 56-year old N Biren Singh has said that he left Congress because of “misgovernance” and assured that the BJP government under his leadership will provide good governance. BJP has claimed support of 33 MLAs including the support from an independent MLA and the TMC MLA. Meanwhile, incumbent chief minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh of Congress, has resigned.