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Cong seeks recall of Karnataka Governor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today sought the recall of Vajubhai Vala, after BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the

The Congress, which in alliance with the JD(S) had made a bid to form the government in the state, referred to a 2011 tweet of seeking the recall of the then and said, "We agree".

"of is bent upon destroying India's federal structure , urged PM to ask the to recall him," Modi, who was then the chief minister, had tweeted on May 19, 2011.

Modi and his BJP had sought the recall of the then governor, H R Bhardwaj, alleging that he was "harassing" the BJP-led state government and "acting in a partisan manner".

Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the of Karnataka for a second time, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the

Yeddyurappa was administered the oath alone, hours after the refused to stay his swearing-in.

In a rare post-midnight courtroom battle, the Congress-JD(S) combine made a desperate legal push to stall the government formation.

Yeddyurappa has 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly.

The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House, eight short of the magic figure of 112.

The today termed Yeddyurappa's oath as of Karnataka "farcical" and said the party's "irrational insistence" on forming government in the southern state when it did not have the numbers made a mockery of the Constitution.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 15:15 IST
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