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Yeddyurappa invited to form government, Congress calls Governor BJP 'stooge'

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As Vajubhai R. on Wednesday invited to form the new government in the state, the said the denigrated his office by acting as a "stooge".

The has no moral and constitutional right to hold the office even for a day for shaming his office, the party said, adding that an "illegitimate and immoral government" will be taking oath under

The party said and have sanctioned "encounter of the Constitution, law and all precedents at the hands of Governor of Karnataka".

"Vajubhai denigrated the Governor's office, trampled upon the Constitution, abused the law and acted as a puppet. He chose to serve his masters in the BJP rather than serve the Constitution," tweeted

"The action of Governor, who acts as a stooge of BJP taking orders from BJP headquarters, and BJP rather than the Constitution of India, is immoral, illegal and unconstitutional," said Surjewala.

"The Governor has failed utterly to discharge his duties as the of the Constitution."

The BJP has launched "Operation Lotus" from the Raj Bhavan by thrashing India's Constitution and murdering democracy, he said.

"It is a black letter day for India's constitutional norms and democracy."

He said the letter of the Governor clearly established that even he does not believe that Yeddyurappa and the BJP have majority.

"We want to ask Shah and Modi if the post-poll alliance with majority doesn't have the right to form the government, then why did they form the government in Goa, with less MLAs than the

"If two parties can't form the government in post-poll alliance, then how did they form a government in and " he added.

He said the Governor has no discretion or power but to invite the post-poll coalition with clear majority to form the government, citing judgments in the Rameshwar Prasad case and the case.

But, the lust for power supersedes the Constitution, he said mockingly.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 00:06 IST
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