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Rahul terms Yeddyurappa's swearing-in 'mockery of Constitution'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Thursday termed the swearing-in of BJP as a 'mockery' of Constitution after his party failed to garner a majority in the state assembly.

Yeddyurappa took oath as the in Bengaluru on Thursday hours after the declined to stay his swearing-in ceremony.

"The BJP's irrational insistence that it will form a government in Karnataka, even though it clearly does not have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution," Gandhi said on

"This morning, while the celebrates its hollow victory, will mourn the defeat of democracy," he added.

administered the oath of office and secrecy to Yeddyurappa at 9 a.m. at the Raj Bhavan amid tight security.

Earlier, a three-judge bench of the apex court rejected a joint writ petition of the and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) to stall the swearing-in at a special pre-dawn hearing.

Although the top court said the swearing-in was subject to the final outcome of the matter before it and posted the case for further hearing at 10.30 a.m. on Friday.

It also sought the letter Yeddyurappa wrote to the on Wednesday informing him his election as the Bharatiya Janata Party's in

On Thursday, and former tweeted saying Yedyurappa's letter to the will 'seal his fate'.

"Yedyurappa's letter to the Governor will seal his fate. There is no mention of a number bigger than 104. The Governor's invitation does not mention any number at all!" he wrote on the site.

"I salute the If I were Yeddyurappa, I will not take oath until the hearing at 10.30 am on Friday," he added.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 10:46 IST
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