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Like IPL, Karnataka MLAs will not be auctioned under 'Indian Political League': Yashwant Sinha

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

inviting the BJP to form the government in the state has led to a situation wherein MLAs will be auctioned under the the way cricketers are auctioned in the League (IPL), Former Sinha said today.

Sinha staged a protest outside the today against the Governor's decision, and alleged that the unconstitutional move amounted to murder of democracy.

The former Union was also not impressed with the and the JD(S) approaching the against Vala's decision to invite the BJP to form government and noted it was the weakness of the country's political system that it failed in delivering justice in such cases.

Earlier in the day, Sinha tweeted that the developments in were rehearsal of what would happen in after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

The BJP is eight MLAs short of majority. Now from where will it get the requisite numbers (to prove majority)? The numbers will be managed after some MLAs will defect from other parties, Sinha said as he sat on a dharna on behalf of Rashtriya Manch to save democracy.

The has done exactly opposite of what is expected from him under the Constitution. Like there is League in cricket, the Governor's decision has led to in which MLAs will be is murder of democracy, Sinha added.

Hitting out at Vala, who had been a BJP leader, Sinha said democracy would not work if Governors start acting as soldiers of parties.

Yesterday too, the former Union had warned that the BJP would brazenly try to subvert democracy if it failed to get majority in the and added he was glad to have left the party.

I am glad I have left the party which is so brazenly trying to subvert democracy in It will do the same if it fails to get majority in the Lok Sabha election next year. Please note my warning, he tweeted.

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

The 75-year-old Lingayat strongman was administered the oath of office and secrecy by at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan amid loud cheering by his supporters.

Yeddyurappa was administered the oath alone, hours after the refused to stay his swearing-in.

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the southern state winning 104 seats, but is short of a simple majority.

The and JD(S) -- which have already announced a post-poll tie-up -- have won 78 and 37 seats respectively and had claimed before to have numbers to form government in the state.

The Governor has given the BJP 15 days' time to prove its majority.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 20:00 IST