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K'taka RSS Governor' subverting Constitution: Amarinder

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

today slammed for subverting the Constitution by inviting the BJP to form the government in the southern state.

Labelling an RSS Governor, the said democratic polity of had been massacred to serve the desire and will of Vala's political masters in the

"It was shocking the way the had given time to the BJP to break the opposition and resort to horsetrading. (But) What else do you expect from an RSS Governor," he told the media.

He described the entire episode as "unfortunate", and said the developments in the last 24 hours were extremely dangerous for the country.

"We do not want to become like Pakistan, where democracy is subverted by dictators and the every step of the way," he said.

Citing the examples of and where governments were formed by majority post-poll alliances due to hung verdicts, Singh said the entire nation wanted an answer from the

The Governor should have called the parties with majority support to form the government and take the floor test immediately, instead of handing over the mantle to the minority party and giving them 15 days to make and break permutations and combinations through horsetrading, he added.

The expressed hope that the would uphold the Constitutional principles and save the country's democratic structure from being crushed by fissiparous forces.

Earlier, in a strongly-worded tweet, wrote: "Democracy has been brazenly manipulated, mutilated and massacred in It does not augur well for the future of All eyes are now on the to come out in protection of the Constitutional ethos on which the very foundation of our nation rests."

Governor invited the BJP, who managed to win 104 of the 222 seats in the polls, to form government despite the party falling short of the magic figure of 112.

BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the chief minister, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the The Governor has given him 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly.

The and JD(S), which have announced a post-poll tie-up, have won 78 and 37 seats respectively, comfortably crossing the halfway mark.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 16:45 IST