Congress, JD(S) plan 'resort politics' to protect MLAs from poachers

18 May, 2018, 05:46 | Author: Wade Massey
  • BJP's BS Yeddyurappa taking the oath

The state is witnessing high voltage drama in politics after Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala invited BJP to form the government on Wednesday night and prove their majority on the floor of the House in 15 days. "We were the single largest party and had immediately met governor after results were announced but we weren't invited to form the government".

Yeddyurappa now has 15 days to prove his majority in the state legislative assembly. "The governor's action is undemocratic and unconstitutional.he is indirectly encouraging horse-trading", Yeddyurappa's predecessor Siddramaiah said.

As suspense over government formation in Karnataka continues, the Congress, anxious about losing its lawmakers, has made a decision to move them to a five-star resort.

Singhvi contended that while even imposition of President's Rule under Article 356 is subject to judicial review and wondered why the Governor's decision can not be subjected to judicial review.

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Chief Minister of the southern state of Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa leaves to meet the state governor to stake claim to form the government, in Bengaluru, India, May 16, 2018.

The Supreme Court said that while it was allowing the swearing-in ceremony of the BJP leader to proceed, it would on Friday hear the petition filed by those two parties have filed.

"Nothing is finalized yet, but all (Congress legislators) are at Eagleton now", Dinesh Gundu Rao, Congress working president said on Thursday. The state party spokesperson Randeep Surajwala in a press conference held on Thursday remarked that Vajubhai Vala had sacrificed his seat for Narendra Modi earlier, and yesterday he sacrificed constitution and democracy for him (Modi).

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Former minister Gaikhangam said, "BJP forming government in Karnataka is nothing but double standard".

4pm: Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala says his party will protest the Governor's decision tomorrow by holding dharnas across the country.

Both the Congress and JD (S) have won 78 and 38 seats respectively.

Anand Singh was originally with the BJP before he switched side to join the Congress.

"The Karnataka governor has become the destroyer of democracy".

Kumaraswamy said that the JD-S will give security to its MLAs in the state.

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