Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar on Wednesday said that it was not fair to compare scenarios in Goa with that of Karnataka, where attempts were underway to form government by both BJP and Congress following assembly elections.
Speaking to reporters, Sawaikar, who is also spokesperson of Goa unit of BJP, said,’You cannot compare two states on one similar line. In fact, it differs from state to state and the scenario in Goa is different from what it is in Karnataka. So I think it is not proper on part of leadership to compare the situation in Goa at the relevant time and Karnataka at the present time.’
In 2017 assembly assembly elections Bharatiya Janata Party had bagged 13 seats while Congress had won 17 seats, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Forward Party (GFP) three each and three seats were claimed by independents.
While Congress was struggling to cobble up numbers, BJP with support of independents, MGP and GFP staked claim to form government and BJP-led coalition government under the leadership of Chief Manohar Parrikar was formed.
Later, Congress claimed that it being the party with highest number of MLAs should have been invited to form government.