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Goa government asks Speaker to prorogue assembly
January 17, 2008 10:37 IST
Last Updated: January 17, 2008 11:10 IST
The Congress government in Goa [Images] on Thursday recommended Speaker Pratapsinh Rane to prorogue the assembly session, which was supposed to meet later in the afternoon.
The move could be attributed to the withdrawal of support to the state government by the Nationalist Congress Party and some independent legislators.
With support of two Save Goa Front legislators, the ruling front will be left with the support of only 17 legislators.
Anil Salgaonkar, an independent legislator, has declared that he is neutral in the current developments.
The Congress-led coalition government in the state was on Wednesday reduced to a minority when its constituent NCP and an Independent legislator withdrew support, sparking a fresh political crisis that saw three ministers resigning.
The ministers Vishavajit Rane (Independent), Francisco Pachecho and Joace Philip D'Souza (both NCP) had tendered their resignations to Governor S C Jamir on Wednesday.