In a major development Goa Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar has approached the Supreme Court of India against Goa Governor Mridula Sinha’s decision to invite the BJP leader Manohar Parikkar to form the next government. The matter is posted to hear at 10.30AM tomorrow before the Chief Justice’s Court. Senior Advocate Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi will lead the arguments for the petitioner.
The petition alleges that Governor of Goa, instead of inviting the petitioner, who is the leader of the single largest party in the Goa Legislative Assembly, and giving him an opportunity to prove his requisite support to form the government, chose to arbitrarily call upon Shri Manohar Parikar, to appoint the latter as the Chief Minister of Goa. The the decision of Goa Governor is unreasonable, arbitrary, illegal and partisan.
Here are the major grounds raised in the petition;
The Petition was drawn by Advocates Devadatt Kamat and Javedur Rahman and filed by Advocate Gautam Talukdar.
Read the petition here.