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‘Mockery of Constitution', says Rahul Gandhi as Yeddyurappa takes over as Karnataka chief minister

Jammu Links 2018-05-17 05:30:00

May 17, 2018

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party's "irrational insistence" that it will form a government in Karnataka despite the numbers was "a mockery of our Constitution", Congress president Rahul Gandhi said today.

"This morning, while the BJP celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy." Gandhi tweeted.

Gandhi's tweet came after Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala invited BJP's BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday night to form the government in the state on the basis of being the leader of the single-largest party.

The Congress reacted angrily to the governor's decision and challenged it in the Supreme Court. The top court did not dismiss the petition but allowed the 75-year-old BJP leader to take oath as the chief minister.

It will hear the Congress plea on 10.30am on Friday and that the matter would be subject to the outcome of the hearing.

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