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BJP using govt machinery to place its CM in Karnataka: Mayawati

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

(BSP) today accused the of misusing to install its government in

She also described the recent developments in the state as a conspiracy to destroy the Constitution.

alleged the BJP had been misusing ever since it came to power at the Centre.

"It is a conspiracy to destroy the Constitution drafted by (BR) Ambedkar. Since they (the BJP) came to power, they have been misusing and attacking democracy," the former UP minister said.

BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was today as the minister of Karnataka, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the which refused to stay his swearing-in.

The BJP has 104 MLAs in the Assembly and is eight short of a simple majority. The and JD(S), which have announced post-poll tie-up, have 78 and 37 seats respectively.

Launching a fusillade against Governor after he invited the BJP to form the government in the state, the had yesterday dubbed him a "stooge" of the NDA and described his decision as a "murder of democracy and trampling of the Constitution".

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 20:45 IST