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All MLAs with us, says Siddaramaiah

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Rejecting suggestions of any break in the ranks of and JD(S), former Karnataka today maintained that all their MLAs were together ahead of the floor test tomorrow.

Welcoming the order on the floor test tomorrow as "historic", said the BJP did not enjoy majority with only 104 seats.

"They have won 104 only. They don't have 112 seats, they don't have even one seat above 104 because two independents got elected with us. (78), JDS (37) and two independents (independent+KPJP) and BSP 118. As Kumaraswamy has won two seats it stands at 117.

"All of are together. We have an understanding. Despite this being reality, despite they (BJP) not asking for 15 days, the has given them 15 days to prove majority. What inference could one draw?" said.

"has followed and Amit Shah's instructions. If he had followed constitution, he would not have taken such decision," he said.

Targeting the Prime Minister and the BJP president, Siddaramaiah said, "and are fossils of in this country. They don't have respect for constitution or democracy.

"It is a murder ofdemocracy. It is a clear violation of Constitution," he said.

He said never in the past had a been given 15 days to prove majority.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, meanwhile, alleged that Congress MLA was in the "captivity" of the

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 15:10 IST