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Karma catches up with Cong-JD(S): Ram Madhav

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today saw 'karma' catching up with the Congress-JD(S) alliance in as he recalled the dismissal of the BJP government in in 1996 involving some of the key protagonists in the political drama unfolding currently in the southern state.

H D Deve Gowda, now JD(S) president, was the at the time, the then was a former was Vajubhai Vala, now the governor, Madhav said, sharing a "interesting note" he received on WhatsApp.

The then president, Shankar Dayal Sharma, had imposed the in the state on the recommendations of the Gowda government, supported by the

was the and had proved his government's majority in the assembly but was dismissed for alleged constitutional crisis in the state.

"Karma comes to haunt the in after 22 years," the post shared by Madhav on said.

"How is this story relevant after 22 years in Karnataka? Because those quoting verses of morality, constitutional ethics & conventions were perpetrators of murdering democracy and numerous elected governments right from Nehru," it said.

"The Congress-JD(S) today want Vajubhai to be merciful reminding him of his duty. But then there's Karma- Catches all, spares none," it added.

Both the BJP and the Congress-JD(S) alliance have staked claim to form government in Karnataka after the assembly election result threw up a hung verdict.

Shankersinh Vaghela, who had raised a banner of revolt in the BJP in Gujarat, had the "open support" of the Congress to split the saffron party but its government still proved its numbers in the assembly, the post said.

The governor, however, "surpassed" his constitutional reach and sent a report to the Centre, saying law and order had collapsed and the state faced a constitutional crisis, the post claimed.

"Within 15 minutes of the file reaching the then prime minister's table, the state govt of was dismissed and the imposed," it claimed.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 20:05 IST