Karnataka Effect: RJD Wants Bihar Government Dissolved and Let RJD Form New Government

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav holding a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

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Patna: With the Karnataka Governor inviting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the single largest party to emerge in the recently-concluded state elections, to form the new government, opposition parties in Bihar, Goa, Meghalaya, and Manipur are now demanding dissolution of BJP governments in their respective states saying if the 'single largest party' rule applies to form a government in Karnataka then it should be applied to other states as well.

Opposition leaders in Bihar led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav on Thursday said that if the single largest party could form the government in Karnataka as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala had just announced, then it should have been the RJD that should have been invited to form the government in Bihar since RJD was the single largest party in the 2015 state elections with 80 seats to its account.

Similar claims are also being made by Congress leaders in Goa where Congress with 21 out of 40 seats was the single largest party in the last state elections.

In Manipur, once again Congress was the single largest winner with 25 seats but the BJP that had 21 seats was able to form the government with the help other smaller parties.

Congress once again was the single largest party with 21 seats in Meghalaya but National People's Party (NPP) led by Conrad Sangma was able to form the new government with the help of other smaller parties even though it had scored victories on only 19 seats, two less than the Congress.

RJD leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday said that he has asked Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik to dissolve the incumbent NDA administration with Nitish Kumar as its Chief Minister and invite the RJD to form the new government since it had the largest seat share in the state in 2015 Assembly polls.

"What the Karnataka Governor has done is nothing short of the murder of democracy. In protest, we would be holding a day-long dharna on Friday. We have asked the governor to dissolve the state government and like in Karnataka, invite RJD, the single largest party in Bihar, to form the government," Yadav said adding he would be meeting with the Governor at Raj Bhawan at 1:00 pm on Friday.

Urging other non-NDA parties to unite, the former Deputy Chief Minister said that if not stopped now, the team of Amit Shah (BJP President) would pull the same fraud in upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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