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K'taka guv's hasty move will lead to horse-trading: DMK

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The DMK, a key southern ally of the Congress, today termed Governor Vajubhai Vala's invite to the BJP to form government in the state "hasty" and "unconstitutional", and alleged that it would lead to horse-trading.

"Governor's hasty invitation to the BJP to form Government despite the majority of MLAs forming a post-poll alliance of INC-JD(S)-BSP is arbitrary & unconstitutional. Such a move will only serve to enable horse-trading and destroy our democratic foundations," DMK Working M K tweeted.

In another tweet, he said, "People of are familiar with the BJP's efforts to protect the corrupt ADMK Government, which also incidentally does not enjoy the majority support in the Constitutional institutions and principles are under threat from these actions."

BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was today as the of for a second time, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the

The Congress, which has entered into a post-poll alliance with the JD(S), termed Yeddyurappa's oath as of Karnataka "farcical" and said the party's "irrational insistence" on forming government in the southern state when it does not have the numbers made a mockery of the Constitution.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 15:30 IST