Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote in Goa, gets support of 22 MLAs

Manohar Parrikar got the support of 22 MLAs, two more than the halfway mark of 20 in the 40-member Assembly.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Thursday won the trust vote getting support of 22 MLAs. Whereas the Congress party, which had won 17 seats in the western coastal state, managed to get the support of only 16 MLAs during the floor test.

Parrikar got the support of 22 MLAs, two more than the halfway mark of 20 in the 40-member Assembly.

The Congress, which emerged as the single largest party in state winning 17 seats had accused the BJP, which won 13 seats, of using money power to garner support from other smaller parties and independent MLAs.

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"We had 23 MLAs on our side, we proved 23 stood by us. The resolution was passed by 22-16 but the speaker also supported us," Parrikar said.

It is a government of coalition and decision in this regard will be taken by the coalition, Goa CM Parrikar on question of need of deputy CM.

During the trust vote, Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane walked out.

I first formed a coalition with just 10 members. No one was hiding in a hotel or anything. The eyes of all of India were on trust vote, Parrikar added.