Talking to reporters here, Congress Communications Department in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala targeted the state Governor for inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath on Thursday morning even as the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular had staked claim to form the government.
"It was not a swearing in of B.S. Yeddyurappaji, but it was an ugly picture of swallowing in ceremony of democratic principles, judicial verdicts and established precedents," Surjewala said.
The two parties, which joined hands after the elections, have staked claim to form the government in Karnataka.
"The Governor has proved he will trample on Constitution, subjugate democratic values, demolish precedents and dicta of the Supreme Court and will install even 'one-day BJP Chief Minister'," he added.
Referring to BJP chief Amit Shah's remarks on the Karnataka verdict, Surjewala said they will be defeated if the floor test is held in a day.
"Amit Shah dares to give us sermons on democracy. We challenge you, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. If you have courage of conviction, if you have belief in the constitution, if you have faith in democracy, we dare you to prove your majority tomorrow (Friday) itself on the floor of Karnataka Assembly... You will be decisively defeated like you have been by the people in this election," Surjewala said.
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