"It was shocking the way the Governor had given time to the BJP to break the opposition and resort to horsetrading. (But) What else do you expect from an RSS Governor," he told the media.
He described the entire episode as "unfortunate", and said the developments in the last 24 hours were extremely dangerous for the country.
The Governor should have called the parties with majority support to form the government and take the floor test immediately, instead of handing over the mantle to the minority party and giving them 15 days to make and break permutations and combinations through horsetrading, he added.
Earlier, in a strongly-worded tweet, the chief minister wrote: "Democracy has been brazenly manipulated, mutilated and massacred in Karnataka. It does not augur well for the future of India. All eyes are now on the Supreme Court to come out in protection of the Constitutional ethos on which the very foundation of our nation rests."
Governor Vala invited the BJP, who managed to win 104 of the 222 seats in the Karnataka Assembly polls, to form government despite the party falling short of the magic figure of 112.
BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the chief minister, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court. The Governor has given him 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly.
The Congress and JD(S), which have announced a post-poll tie-up, have won 78 and 37 seats respectively, comfortably crossing the halfway mark.