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K'taka Guv acting as 'stooge' of BJP by inviting Yeddyurappa to form govt: Cong

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The today launched a fusillade against after he invited the BJP to form the government in the state, dubbing him a stooge of the NDA and accusing him of encountering Constitution at the behest of and

The is acting as a stooge of the BJP. He has ashamed the office of the by inviting the BJP to form government and allow its B S to take oath as chief minister, he told reporters.

Surjewala questioned Vala's decision to invite the BJP, which he alleged did not have requisite numbers to form the government.

The BJP has 104 MLAs, that is, nine short of simple majority. The Congress-JD(S) combine on the other hand has claimed to have adequate numbers and had requested the governor to allow the coalition to form the government in the southern state.

The governor has encountered Constitution at the behest of Modi and Shah calling an 'immoral and illegal' government to be sworn-in as the 'illegitimate child' cannot sustain the scrutiny of Constitution and test of law, the said.

Vala today invited BJP legislature party

B S to form the government in Karnataka, capping a day of intense jockeying for power and allegations by the of bribery and horse-trading against the BJP and Modi.

Vala also asked to seek a vote of confidence within 15 days of assuming office as the

Congress leader P Chidambaram also alleged that the governor has given Yeddyurappa 15 days time to "convert" the number of 104 legislators to 111.

"Governor invites Mr Yeddyurappa to manufacture a majority in 15 days. Governor gives Mr Yeddyurappa 15 days to convert the number 104 into 111," he tweeted.

said the decision was a "murder of democracy" and has been taken "under pressure from the BJP leadership".

"It is a murder of democracy in the country and it is a black day in India's history...The decision has been taken under pressure of BJP leaders," Gehlot told

Gehlot expressed concerns over the development and said people of the country are "worried" over the direction in which the country was moving.

Surjewala hit out at Vala also on Twitter, accusing him of denigrating the Governor's office, trampling upon Constitution and abusing law and acting like a "BJP puppet".

Vala, Surjewala charged, chose to serve "his masters in the BJP" than serving the Constitution.

"denigrates the Governor's office, tramples upon Constitution, abuses the law & acts as a BJP puppet. He chooses to serve his Master's in BJP rather then serve the Constitution. As @BJPKarnataka informed in advance, orders come from than the sanctity of office," he said on

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 23:15 IST