Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Opposition accuses BJP of murdering democracy, Congress demands Karnataka Governor recall

Opposition accuses BJP of murdering democracy, Congress demands Karnataka Governor recall

While the BJP argued that they were the single largest party to be invited first by the Governor, the JD-S and Congress said that 112 is the majority and Congress-JDS combined is at 117.

This Karnataka political battle has now reached to the other states and is slowly spreading. Goa, Bihar, Congress leaders in Manipur and Meghalaya have sought time from the respective Governors of the state for a meeting tomorrow.

Opposition parties today accused the BJP of "murder of democracy" and "trampling" the Constitution, with the Congress demanding that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala be recalled as it dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to prove BJP's majority in the state tomorrow itself.

" The Congress and JD-S last night challenged the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa as Karnataka chief minister in the Supreme Court which gave a midnight hearing to their petition but did not give any relief".

Vote was taken for only 222 seats following deferment of polling in RR Nagar constituency over allegations of electoral malpractices, and countermanding of election to Jayanagar seat due to the death of the BJP candidate.

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Is the Congress struggling to keep flock together? The party is likely to march with 16 of its MLAs to the Raj Bhawan tomorrow.

Newly sworn-in Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa said on Thursday he was "100 per cent sure" of winning the vote of confidence in the assembly and completing the five-year term. He requested that the current government here should be dissolved and the single largest party, RJD, be invited to form the government. The party is expected to meet the Governor at 1 AM on Friday, May 18. "Based on recent developments, if BJP can be given chance to form the government, why not us?" he said.

"Since they (BJP) came to power they have been misusing government machinery, thereby attacking democracy", Mayawati earlier said here, while referring to Yeddyurappa taking oath as the Karnataka chief minister.

In a turn of events, the JD (S) and Congress forge a post-poll alliance government.

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