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SC agrees to hear Congress’ plea challenging Parrikar’s appointment as Goa CM

SC agrees to hear Congress’ plea challenging Parrikar’s appointment as Goa CM

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court has agreed to urgently hear the Congress Party’s petition challenging appointment of Manohar Parrikar as Goa Chief Minister.

In a dramatic development, the Congress has moved the apex court against Goa Governor’s decision to invite Parrikar to form government in the state, despite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the second largest party.

The Congress claimed that the Governor should have invited them to form government, as they are the single largest party with 17 seats.

The petition for urgent hearing was mentioned before Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar.

Incidentally, Parrikar is slated to take oath as Goa Chief Minister tomorrow.

President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted Parrikar’s resignation from the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution. (ANI)