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Yeddyurappa Used Excellent Horse Trading Skills To Subvert Democracy: Congress

The party said the BJP backed Governor's decision to permit Yeddyurappa to take oath without raising any doubt was anti-democratic.

Yeddyurappa Used Excellent Horse Trading Skills To Subvert Democracy: Congress
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Yeddyurappa Used Excellent Horse Trading Skills To Subvert Democracy: Congress
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2019-07-26T16:30:20+05:30

The Congress and JD(S) on Friday severely criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party and the 'BJP backed Governor' for allowing B S Yeddyurappa to form the government in Karnataka through "unconstitutional means", charging that parliamentary democracy was being "butchered" in the state. 

Also Read: BS Yeddyurappa To Take Oath As Karnataka Chief Minister At 6pm Today

In a twiiter message tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party national president Amit Shah, the Congress said,

As Yeddyurappa staked the claim in a surprise move and said he had been invited to form the government, the Congress, said, "corruption icon and former jail bird" Yeddyurappa had used his "excellent horse trading skills" to subvert democracy and come to power.

Also Read: Yeddyurappa, Central Leadership On Same Page; Will Form Stable Govt In Karnataka: BJP Leaders

JD(S), which was the Congress' ruling coalition partner, said the Governor's decision to permit Yeddyurappa to take oath without raising any doubt was "anti-democratic."

Former chief minister and Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah said Karnataka has become "an experimental lab of the BJP." He said the BJP has a strength of 105 which is way less than the halfway mark.

"In no way BJP can form the government if the constitution is followed," he said adding, this only proved that BJP has no belief in the democratic values.

Also Read: Resign Immediately, You Have No Moral Right To Continue As CM: BJP's Yeddyurappa Tells Kumaraswamy

 Echoing similar sentiments, JD(S) tweeted, "The strength of the house is 222 (after disqualification of three  MLAs) and the half-way mark is 112. However, BS Yeddyurappa approached the governor saying that he has 105 MLAs with him.

The party said the Governor's decision to permit Yeddyurappa to take oath without raising any doubt was anti-democratic.

Also Read: Black Chapter In History Of Democracy, Says Mayawati On Karnataka Developments

Yeddyurappa's sudden move came a day after speaker K Ramesh Kumar disqualified three rebel MLAs R Shankar, RameshJarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli, while keeping pending
his decision in respect of 14 other lawmakers.

(Inputs from PTI)

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