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RJD protests 'murder of democracy in Karnatka

IANS  |  Patna 

Tejashwi Yadav, registering his protest against the "murder of democracy" in Karnataka, will on Friday meet and stake claim to form the government being the of the single largest party in the state Assembly.

Rashtriya (RJD) leaders and workers staged dharnas across throughout the day to protest against Vajubhai Vala's move on Wednesday inviting B.S. Yeddyurappa to form the government in that state despite falling short by eight seats to get a simple majority in the 224-member assembly.

In the 2015 Assembly polls, the had emerged as the single largest party with 80 seats in the 243-member House.

along with his party MLAs was scheduled to march to the Raj Bhavan here this afternoon.

RJD's ally and Hindustani Awam Morcha of former have extended support to in its protest.

Sitting along with his party leaders here, RJD state told the media that the of Opposition in the along with HAM and MLAs was expected to meet the around 1 p.m. and stake claim to form the government.

"RJD is the single largest party in Bihar, if got a chance to form the government in Karnataka, why would the RJD not be invited and why would there be separate yardsticks."

on Thursday said: "We will request the to dismiss the comprising of Janata Dal-United and the BJP, and invite the RJD to form the government," he said.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 14:08 IST