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Karnataka Governor sacrificed constitution for Modi: Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday accused of "murdering democracy in broad daylight" and "sacrificing" the Constitution and democracy for

The party dared the to prove its majority in the Assembly by Friday "if the party has courage of conviction".

Talking to reporters here, Communications Department in-charge Randeep targeted the state for inviting BJP to take oath on Thursday morning even as the and the Janata Dal-Secular had staked claim to form the government.

"It was not a swearing in of B.S. Yeddyurappaji, but it was an ugly picture of swallowing in ceremony of democratic principles, judicial verdicts and established precedents," Surjewala said.

The Congress said when the invited Yeddyurappa, he "committed first encounter of constitution."

"Today when swore in B.S. Yeddyurappa, he committed second encounter of constitution, killing the constitution and murdering democracy in the process."

Terming Yeddyurappa as a "one-day Minister", Surjewala said his position will depend on the outcome of Friday's hearing in the on the petition moved by the Congress and the JD-S.

The two parties, which joined hands after the elections, have staked claim to form the government in

Attacking the Governor, Surjewala said: "He committed a daylight murder of democracy" and gave importance to "over constitution and democracy".

"Earlier had sacrificed his seat in assembly in favour of and on Wednesday and Thursday morning he sacrificed constitution and democracy for Modiji," Surjewala said.

"The Governor has proved he will trample on Constitution, subjugate democratic values, demolish precedents and dicta of the and will install even 'one-day BJP Minister'," he added.

Referring to BJP Amit Shah's remarks on the Karnataka verdict, Surjewala said they will be defeated if the floor test is held in a day.

"dares to give us sermons on democracy. We challenge you, Modi and If you have courage of conviction, if you have belief in the constitution, if you have faith in democracy, we dare you to prove your majority tomorrow (Friday) itself on the floor of .. You will be decisively defeated like you have been by the people in this election," Surjewala said.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:14 IST