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Karnataka was 'rehearsal' of LS polls: Yashwant Sinha

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Former BJP leader Sinha on Thursday termed the political developments in as a "rehearsal" for the elections and criticised for not adhering to his responsibilities.

Sinha also sat on a protest outside over the issue and appealed to the people to join him to save democracy.

"What is happening in today is a rehearsal for what will happen after the elections in I am sitting on protest outside against the BJP's unconstitutional move to form a government in Karnataka," the former said.

He said the is eight seats short in the Assembly and no other party or MLA has so far come out in its support.

"By not adhering to his responsibilities and acting just in the opposite, the Karnataka has produced such a circumstance in which an has started, like the in cricket. Now, MLAs and MPs will be auctioned. They will support those who will give them maximum money," Sinha said.

Will the country's democracy run like this, asked Sinha, adding "we are sitting here to protect those values".

He also took on Narendra Modi, saying "Modi had assured here in the Parliament while forming 16th that he would become the biggest protector of democracy. What is going on in the country now?"

"This was not done only in Karnataka, it has been earlier done in Goa, and In these three states, the called the BJP-led alliances to form the government when they showed their post-poll coalition, and allowed them to take oath.

"Contrary to this, the did not allow the two parties who claimed majority to form the government. The Governor ignored them and called the BJP to form the government. Is democracy safe?"

Sinha said democracy first ended in the party, which led him to leave it and now it is ending throughout the country.

He said the "government and the BJP have no right to trample the values of democracy in this way".

The leader said this is the weakness of the political system that issues "which could be solved by ourselves" are presented before the

"The matter should not go to the We are bound to take help of the in such issues because justice is not done by the current political system. Justice is not done by the Governor.

"In my view, the Governor's post is bigger than the Supreme Court. He should have done justice. The issue was dragged to the Supreme Court because the Governor failed to do justice."

He also raised questions over the appointment of Governors, saying "if Governors work like soldiers of a party, the country's democracy would not work".



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:52 IST