Apex Court clears way for Parrikar’s swearing in as Goa CM, floor test on Mar 16

Newsroom24x7 Staff

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today rejected a plea by the Congress to stay the swearing in ceremony and paved the way for Manohar Parrikar to take the oath of office as the Chief Minister of Goa.

Parrikar will be a sworn-in this evening.

Passing an order in this regard, the apex court directed that the senior most member in the Assembly be made the protem speaker and there should be a floor test on Thursday.

A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, held a special sitting as the apex court was on vacation for Holi. It urged the Goa Governor Mridula Sinha to summon the House for the floor test on March 16

The Supreme Court said all the sensitive and contentious issues raised in the petition by Goa Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Chandrakant Kavlekar “can be

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