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Cong workers demonstrate at Rajghat against 'murder' of democracy in Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Scores of workers led by the party's unit chief staged a demonstration at the here today, alleging "murder of democracy" by the BJP in

The BJP with only 104 MLAs has got its sworn-in in the state, while the and JD(S) having a majority of 118 MLAs have been denied the chance to form the government which is a "murder" of democracy by the saffron party, said.

"and have forgotten that there is democracy in our country. They are acting like autocrats by misusing power and money to gain more power," he said.

workers will come out on the streets to protect democracy and also to make people aware about the move by the BJP to overturn all constitutional norms and democratic values to hoist itself in power in Karnataka, he said.

Senior Congress P C Chacko was among those present.

BJP legislature party B S Yeddyurappa was today as the of Karnataka, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the

The 75-year-old Lingayat strongman was administered the oath of office and secrecy by at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan amid loud cheering by his supporters.

Yeddyurappa was administered the oath alone, hours after the refused to stay his swearing-in.

Yeddyurappa has 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly.

The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House, eight short of the magic figure of 112.

The Congress and the JD(S) had joined hands after the election and staked claim to form the government.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 22:00 IST