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Constitutional crisis in Karnataka: Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Minister said today that "a constitutional crisis" was created in and wondered why did not invite H D Kumaraswamy to form the government despite the JD(S) having the support of the majority of the MLAs.

Banerjee, also the Trinamool chief, said the BJP has 104 MLAs and the JD(S)-combine has 116 legislators.

"The two parties rightly staked claim (to form the government) to the I don't know why the has not invited Kumaraswamy to form the government. The gave support to him," she told reporters here.

"It is a constitutional crisis. Tomorrow they have to reply," she told reporters when asked about the situation in

Stating that the post of Governor is a respectable position, Banerjee said, "Governor is the constitutional authority and the governor is not our political guide. The governor cannot decide on his personal choice to allow somebody to form the government."

"Today somebody may have come to power but tomorrow they may not, but democracy must be protected," she said.

"Today it may suit to some political party but tomorrow it may not," she said.

She also appealed to to guide the country.

Banerjee, who mooted the idea of a federal front of regional parties, said she had spoken to her counterpart Chandrababu Naidu. "I endorsed the views of Mayawatiji, I endorsed the views of (DMK leader) and I endorsed the views of (leader) Akhileshji" on the issue.

"I respect all regional parties. If regional parties are strong, the Centre is strong. I say it today and I will say it tomorrow," she said.

Banerjee said there might be political and ideological differences but for democracy "we must talk to each other".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 21:35 IST