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Major News and Events of 12 March 2017

What Happened on 12 March 2017


BJP and Congress Jostle to Form Government in Goa and Manipur

Both Congress and BJP are staking claim to form the next government in Goa and Manipur. In Goa, Congress won 17 seats, closely followed by BJP with 13 seats. In Manipur, Congress and BJP won 28 seats and 21 seats respectively. Erstwhile BJP ally, Maharashtra Gomantak Party (MGP) with 3 seats, has given conditional support to BJP in Goa, provided Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar becomes the chief minister. Goa BJP legislatures have also passed a resolution to make Parrikar chief minister and requested BJP President Amit Shah for the same. BJP claimed support of 3 elected MLAs from Goa Forward Party. In Manipur, both Congress and BJP need support of 31 MLAs to form government and the kingmakers will be an independent candidate and one elected TMC MLA.




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