'I have not received any resignation letter from Chief Minister': Najma Heptulla

BJP supporters raise cutouts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate winning seats in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday

"I apologise to the People of Goa as we couldn't muster the support to form the Government (sic)", he tweeted. The Congress have criticised the step taken by the governor saying that the money power has won over people's power.

Taking a cue from Manipur where a post-poll alliance led by BJP is in the offing, State BJP leader Shibun Lyngdoh said on Sunday that the party is also looking at a similar alliance in Meghalaya in 2018 and not a pre-poll understanding. The key to government formation in the 60-member assembly seemed to lie with the smaller parties, and both Congress and BJP vied for their favour.

The party leader said BJP in different states have different strategies and at the end of the day, it is the central leadership which finally decides on the strategy.

AICC spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that Ashab Uddin was travelling with Congress MLA Abdul Nasir.

To cite a recent example, BJP emerged as the single largest party in Delhi following the 2013 assembly elections.

She said, "I was satisfied that they (BJP) have support of 32 MLAs". More Congress MLAs are likely to defect to the BJP, sources said.

Biren Singh was elected the legislature party leader following a four-hour meeting of newly elected BJP members here this evening. Meanwhile, Ibobi Singh had polled 18, 649 votes to win the seat. While senior BJP leaders did not react to the allegations of abduction, general secretary Ram Madhav reportedly said later that the independent was going to join the party. LJP was the first announce its support to the BJP.

"The NSCN (IM) in order to defeat the Congress, had resorted to massive rigging and booth capturing in various seats in favour of the BJP and the NPF candidates". However, Najma Heptullah defended her decision, claiming that Congress came forward with an informal letter showing the support of 4 NPP MLAs.



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