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Congress's 'double standards' towards judiciary exposed: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP today hit out at the Congress, saying the the party's "double standards" towards the judiciary has been exposed as it was now praising the after insulting it and also attempting to impeach the of (CJI).

"The party that had tried to impeach the CJI is now all praises for him and its leader Rahul Gandhi, who is praising the today, used as an analogy yesterday," BJP told reporters here.

Patra was responding to Gandhi's remarks in which he welcomed today's order to conduct a floor test in the assembly at 4 PM tomorrow, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by to BJP B S Yeddyurappa to prove majority.

He also referred to the president's yesterday remark that the judiciary and the press were under "fear" and that usually happens in under "dictatorship".

"The real face of the is exposed today. It insulted the apex court over the Justice Loya case, and is now praising them. This shows the hypocrisy and double standards of the towards the judiciary and its selective approach," Patra said.

Talking about Karnataka, he said the Congress is "murdering" the people's mandate" in the state. They cannot alter the Constitution according to their whims, the BJP said.

"There is nothing bigger than the mandate. We are all watching the Congress's conspiracy to undermine the mandate This is why they went to the court in the middle of the night," he said.

"There are paper reports that initially,before the announcement of the poll results, the Congress had prepared a petition where they anticipated that the BJP and the JD(S) would come together. They wanted the Supreme Court to direct the to invite the single largest party," Patra said.

"Ironically, though the Congress welcomed the marathon hearing in the court, their equated the Supreme Court with the next morning. In the said case, the apex court has rejected both the prayers of the Congress petition, yet the Congress is claiming victory. Why?", the said.

The Congress is rejoicing even after rejection. It is trying its best to "murder the mandate" of the people of Karnataka, Patra said.

The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in Assembly, was invited by Vala to form government.

In a historic pre-dawn hearing, the top court had yesterday cleared the last-minute hurdle created by the Congress-JD(S) combine for the BJP's ambitious surge in by paving the way for Yeddyurappa to be sworn in as the of Karnataka.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 16:50 IST