Mumbai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on the Karnataka matter saying that the Congress stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted unconstitutionally had been vindicated.
Rahul Gandhi said, “Today’s Supreme Court order vindicates our stand that Governor Vala acted unconstitutionally. The BJP’s bluff that it will form the government, even without the numbers, has been called out by the court.”
He said “Stopped legally, the BJP will now try money and muscle, to steal the mandate.”
Today’s Supreme Court order, vindicates our stand that Governor Vala acted unconstitutionally.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 18, 2018
The BJP’s bluff that it will form the Govt., even without the numbers, has been called out by the court.
Stopped legally, they will now try money & muscle, to steal the mandate.
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the newly-sworn Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove his party’s majority in the Assembly on Saturday.
The court's decision came at the crucial hearing on the Congress-JD(S) petition challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to Yeddyurappa to form the government in state.
The Governor had given the BJP – which has 104 MLAs, 8 short of mark – 15 days to prove majority. The Congress-JD(S) combine has 116 MLAs, 4 more than the required 112....