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Goa Govt dispute: Digvijaya Singh says 'Modi is not god', raises issue in Rajya Sabha

Senior Congress Leader Digvijaya Singh On Friday Said That He Will Raise The Issue Of Goa Elections And Subsequent 'hijacking Of Results By BJP' In Front Of President Pranab Mukherjee. Narendra Modi Is Not God, He Can Be Stopped. For That Political Will Is Needed Among Parties Who Are Against Communal Forces, Digvijay Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 17 Mar 2017, 12:09:19 PM

New Delhi:

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday raised the issue of Goa elections in the Rajya Sabha and demanded a disussion on the conduct of Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, who invited BJP over Congress to form the government in the state after  hung assembly. 

Before the session, Digvijaya Singh told media that he will raise the issue of Goa elections and subsequent 'hijacking of results by BJP' in front of President Pranab Mukherjee. 

"Narendra Modi is not god, he can be stopped. For that political will is needed among parties who are against communal forces," Digvijaya said. 

Speaking to a new agency on Friday, Singh said that Goa Governor should not have taken a call from Arun Jaitley before calling on majority party Congress to form the government. 

Read | Arun Jaitley says Congress complaining a bit too much on Goa Govt formation by BJP, talks about 'the facts'

"Going to raise in Parliament and petition to the President on the conduct of Governor, Goa," he said. 

Raising suspicion on the behaviour of MLA Vishvajeet Rane, Digvijay said that even though Rane signed a whip at 10am on Thursday he was missing during the floor test two hours later. 

Digvijay Singh spearheaded Congress' campaign in Goa Assembly elections and managed to get 17 party MLAs elected against BJP's 13 only to lose to later in the post-result political game.

Read | Goa: Vishwajit Rane quits as Congress MLA, says he submitted his resignation as party member also with 'heavy heart'

Live updates

#11:40pm: House adjourned till 12noon, amid ruckus

#11:38 am: Digvijay Singh demands Leader of the House Arun Jaitley to reply to allegations in Rajya Sabha

#11:34 am: Speaker requests Congress to follow conduct and give formal notice

#11:33 am: Congress MPs shout slogan ''Stop killing democracy' in the House

#11:33 am: We are ready for discussion if they bring substantive motion: Union Min MA Naqvi to the Chair in Rajya Sabha

#11:29 am: Governor's conduct can only be discussed on the basis of a substantive motion: Rajya Sabha Dy Speaker P J Kurien

#11:28 am: Congress leaders demand discussion on Goa Governor's alleged act of seeking permission from Union Minister Arun Jaitley before calling any party to form a government in Goa.  

#11:25 am: Speaker of the House refuses to discuss the conduct of Goa Governor in Upper House


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First Published : 17 Mar 2017, 10:58:00 AM

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