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Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Guv's decision inviting BJP to form govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and jurist today moved the in his personal capacity against the governor's decision to invite the BJP to form government in the state, saying it was a "gross abuse of constitutional power".

A bench headed by considered the submission of Jethmalani seeking urgent hearing and said that a three-judge special bench, which had heard the matter in the early hours, would re-assemble tomorrow.

The bench also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the veteran to make his submission before the three-judge bench led by Justice A K Sikri on May 18 when the petitions filed by the party and the (Secular) (JD(S)) would be taken up for further hearing.

"The governor's order is a gross abuse of the constitutional power and this has brought disrepute to the constitutional office he has been holding," Jethmalani submitted while seeking nod to submit his views in the case.

He said that he has not come before the court in favour or against any party but has been hurt over the unconstitutional decision taken by the

The bench, which also comprised Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, today in a pre-dawn hearing refused to stay Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as after the Congress-JD (S) combine made a last-ditch attempt to stall the saffron party's surge in the southern state.

The alleged that the BJP, which has 104 MLAs, was invited by the to form the government "in an unconstitutional manner" even as JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy along with has the support of 116 MLAs.

In the May 12 polls, BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 members, while the Congress secured 78, the JD(S) 37 and others three.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 12:00 IST
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