Top Congress leaders, including state unit chief Raj Babbar, gathered here, even as demonstrations were carried out at all district headquarters of the party to protest the Karnataka Governor's decision to invite the BJP to form the government in Karnataka despite the saffron party's numbers being less than the combined tally of the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) in the state Assembly.
Babbar alleged that the Karnataka Raj Bhawan was "misused" to ensure that the BJP somehow comes to power in the state and in a similar fashion its governments were also installed in Goa, Bihar, Meghalaya and Manipur.
It has become a "habit" for the BJP to somehow form its government even without getting majority in the elections, he said.
Yesterday, Congress workers had burnt an effigy of the BJP and its president in the state capital.
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