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K'taka Guv's decision encourages horse trading, money power: NCP

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The NCP today criticised Vajubhai Vala's move to invite the to form the next government in the state, stating that it amounted to encouragement of horse trading and use of money power.

Former tweeted, "By inviting the (without having majority) to form the government in Karnataka, the has done nothing but made sure that MLAs are traded like cattle".

, in another tweet asked, "Is 104 majority or 116 ? Is 36% a mandate or 56% ? When there is a fractured mandate, the majority should be allowed to form a government. What the of is doing is not his decision. It is dictated upon him by Use of money power is evident. "

Amid intense jockeying for power and allegations of horse-trading, the governor today invited the BJP's

B S Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state, prompting the to move the accusing the governor of acting as a "stooge" of the saffron party.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 00:55 IST