Arun Jaitley refutes Congress' claims of BJP 'murdering the democracy': Read the full post here

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, took to Facebook on Tuesday, to refute allegations made by the Congress against the BJP of 'stealing' the mandate in Goa and Manipur Assembly elections.

Soon after taking the added charge as the Defence Minister of India (after Manohar Parrikar stepped down to become chief minister of Goa), Jaitley wrote a post titled, 'Largest single party vs a combination with majority support'.

Arun Jaitley. PTI

Arun Jaitley. PTI

In the post, he said, "The Congress Party complains a bit too much. It accused the BJP of ‘stealing’ the mandate in Goa. It unsuccessfully petitioned before the Supreme Court. It attempted to raise issues in the Lok Sabha. What are the facts?"

He then highlighted the conditions under which the elections in Goa took place and the events soon after counting day. He described how the BJP managed to get the requisite numbers and submitted to the governor.

He questioned the Congress' claims in describing the events as 'a murder of democracy'.

He wrote, "In the face of claim of these 21 MLAs led by Manohar Parrikar, the Governor could not have invited the minority of 17 MLAs to form the Government. There are several precedents which support this decision of the Governor."

Read the full post here:

Updated Date: Mar 14, 2017 15:37 PM

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