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Angry Cong dubs Karna guv 'BJP puppet', accuses him of allowing BJP to 'manufacture' majority

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today lambasted Karnataka for inviting BJP B S to form the government in the state, accusing him of acting like a "BJP puppet" and allowing the saffron party to "manufacture" a majority in 15 days.

P Chidambaram also alleged that the has given 15 days time to "convert" the number of 104 legislators to 111.

"invites Mr to manufacture a majority in 15 days.

"Governor gives Mr Yeddyurappa 15 days to convert the number 104 into 111," he tweeted.

said that the decision was a "murder of democracy" and has been taken "under pressure from the BJP leadership".

"It is a murder of democracy in the country and it is a black day in India's history...The decision has been taken under pressure of BJP leaders," Gehlot told

Gehlot expressed concerns over the development and said people of the country are "worried" over the direction in which the country was moving.

In a communique, Vala invited Yeddyurappa to form the government and take oath as tomorrow. He also asked Yeddyurappa to seek a vote of confidence within 15 days of assuming office.

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the southern state winning 104 seats, but is short of a simple majority. On the other hand, the and JD(S), which have already announced post-poll tie-up, have won 78 and 37 seats respectively and claimed before Vala to have numbers to form government in the state.

Congress' also hit out at Vala, accusing him of denigrating the Governor's office, trampling upon Constitution and abusing law and acting like a "BJP puppet".

Vala, Surjewala charged, chose to serve "his masters in the BJP" than serving the Constitution.

"denigrates the Governor's office,tramples upon Constitution,abuses the law & acts as a BJP puppet.

"He chooses to serve his Master's in BJP rather then serve the Constitution.

As @BJPKarnataka informed in advance, orders come from then the sanctity of office," he said on

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 22:25 IST