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Cong moves SC against Karnataka Guv's invite to BJP to form govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The tonight moved the against Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite BJP B S Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state and sought an immediate hearing.

Senior said the party has sought a hearing on its petition challenging the Governor's decision tonight itself.

"We have filed a petition before the and have urged the to allow hearing on it tonight itself," Singhvi told PTI, adding that immediate hearing has been sought as the matter was very serious.

In the evening, 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.

Singhvi, who has been assigned the task to lead Congress' legal challenge against Vala's decision, met the to take forward the process to hear the "urgent petition".

Sources said the petition is being assigned to a for its early hearing.

They said the urgent hearing has been sought tonight was taking place as early as 9 AM tomorrow and there was very little time left for it.

The has termed the move to form a BJP government in as "illegal and against the law and Constitution."

"Calling an immoral and illegal government to be sworn in as an illegitimate child cannot sustain the scrutiny of Constitution or the test of law," Congress Communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said at a press conference.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 23:05 IST