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Reports of BSY to take oath tomorrow 'shocking' if true

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today termed as "shocking" the spokesperson's claim that B S Yeddyurappa will be sworn in tomorrow and said it will tantamount to "murdering" democracy, "trampling" Constitution and disregarding all the precedents.

Congress' chief also said that the will of the majority cannot be subjugated at the whims of the BJP and the government at the Centre.

"Shocking, if true? Will tantamount to murdering democracy, trampling Constitution & disregarding all precedents. Majority will can't be subjugated at the whims of BJP & Modi Govt, Surjewala said on

He was reacting to a tweet by who wrote in Kannada, "B S Yeddyurappa will take oath as at 9.30 am at tomorrow. Let us all gather on this happy occasion."

The also tweeted about it but both the posts were apparently deleted later.

There was, however, no official communique from the

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the southern state winning 104 seats, but is short of simple majority. On the other hand, the and JD(S), which have already announced post-poll tie-up, have won 78 and 37 seats respectively and claimed before to have numbers to form government in the state.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 21:05 IST