According to IANS report, the Congress leaders said that since the BJP which had become the single largest party in Karnataka was allowed to form the government the same should not be denied to the Congress. "I will meet the Governor along with our MLAs as we are the single largest party in Bihar", tweeted Tejashwi Yadav, who is also the Opposition leader in the Bihar Assembly. Elections were held for all but two of the 224 seats.
"The president had said "when no party or pre-election alliance of parties is in a clear majority, the Head of State has in India or elsewhere, given the first opportunity to the leader of the party or combination of parties that has won largest number of seats subject to the prime minister so appointed obtaining majority support on the floor of the House within a stipulated time. So we will meet her and tell her that", Chodankar said".
In Goa, Congress Legislature Party chief Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party will stake claim tomorrow by submitting to Governor Mridula Sinha a formal letter containing signatures of all the 16 party MLAs.
Yadav also said that he will be meeting the Bihar governor at 1 PM tomorrow.
"We will stake claim to form the government as we are the largest party", said Ibobi. Also, for the BJP to see is Siddharamaiah's one-man-centric vote-bank politics - one that the party paid a huge price for. But later, JD (U) allied with BJP, having 53 seats, to form government with the help of smaller parties like LJP, RLSP and Independents. "They have 16, they should know how numerous 16 are actually with them", Tanavade also said, accusing the Congress central leadership of being not on the ball during the Government formation process in Goa in March past year. "The Governor should invite us to form government as per the precedent set by her Karnataka counterpart", said Dr Kumar.
Kavalekar added, "We emerged as the single largest party in the February 2017 polls with 17 MLAs and even today we continue to be the single largest party with 16 MLAs".
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav too wanted Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik to invite his party to form the government as the leader of the single largest party in the state Assembly.
While Zeliang did not express intention of following suit the other states in staking claim to form the government, he said that while the NPF, with 26 members, was the single largest party in the recently concluded Assembly Election in Nagaland, it was not accorded the same privilege which the BJP Party led by BS Yeddyurappa was given in Karnataka on account of being the single largest Party. In Karnataka, Governor invited BJP as they are the single largest party.
CPI-M chief Sitaram Yechury recalled that the BJP government appointed Governors did not invite single largest party in either Goa, Manipur or Meghalaya (Congress-21 out of 60) and said union ministers gave arguments supporting them.
It may be mentioned that after Nitish Kumar broke ties with RJD and Congress, Tejaswi Yadav had staged "dharna" before the Raj Bhawan till 2 am on July 27 a year ago demanding then Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi to call his party to form the government.