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Congress opposes Bopaiah's appointment, to challenge decision in SC

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday opposed the appointment of as Assembly's and said that the party will challenge Vajubhai Vala's decision in the

The party claimed that Bopaiah's appointment was made "with the sole intent of manufacturing a majority out of minority for B.S. Yeddyurappa".

"The option of going back to the (apex) court is open. We will positively bring this matter before the court," told reporters here.

He said that Bopaiah appointment was the "third encounter of the Constitution".

"This is the encounter of the Constitution by the at the instance of and Amit Shah," he said adding that the trio of Modi, Shah, and Vala -- "in order to help the Yeddy, Reddy gang -- will not be permitted to subjugate democracy".

"He (Bopaiah) violates every single constitutional norm. The truth remains that the appointment of Bopaiah as a Pro-Term voilates every settled constitutional tradition and every settled parliamentary practice," Surjewala said.

Attacking the Governor, he said: "Vala cannot murder democracy in broad daylight, nor can he trample upon the Constitution."

He said the appointment of three time MLA as a pro-term discarding the traditional claim of the senior most itself reflects that the doesn't have a majority in the new Assembly.

"Just that they are trying to manufacture the majority by fraud," Surjewala said.

"The people of are determined to foil and defeat these evil and nefarious designs of Vajubhai Vala, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah," he said.

Surjewala said that the BJP can't appoint a of its own comfort. "They have to adhere to constitutional norms," he said.

Bopaiah, 62, is a three-time from Virajpet in Kodagu region, 260 km from Bengaluru. He was Speaker during the BJP rule in the state from 2008-13.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:34 IST