RJD former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav of Bihar, taking the reference of Karnataka, has now demanded that his party should be allowed to form the government as people's mandate proved his party as the single largest in the 2017 assembly elections. BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats, but Congress and JD (S), with their 78 and 37 seats respectively, joined hands to form a coalition in the state.
Singhvi contended that while even imposition of President's Rule under Article 356 is subject to judicial review and wondered why the Governor's decision can not be subjected to judicial review.More news: Mohamed Salah boots to be displayed in British Museum
Though the Congress-JD (S) had staked claim to form the new government as it had a combined strength of around 117, Karnataka governor invited B.S.Yeddyurappa the BJP to form the government and prove his majority in 15 days.
"Someone said we are giving horses a bad name by calling it horse trading". Anand Singh (who was not present at the protest) has been in touch with the party.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, who appeared in the court for the Congress-JD (S) alliance, said the Supreme Court deserves immeasurable kudos for sitting for more than three-and-a-half hours from 2 am on Thursday morning.More news: 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 14 Finale: How Did April and Arizona Leave?
Senior Congress leaders were wary of Rahul's mood following the Karnataka development. Singh could not be reached for comment, but he is not one of the signatories in Congress letter of support that was submitted to the governor on Tuesday. The party is likely to march with 16 of its MLAs to the Raj Bhawan tomorrow.
The court, however, sought the communications which Yeddyurappa had written to Karnataka Governor informing him his election as BJP legislature party.
"When the other side has given letter of support signed by the members from Congress and JD (S), on what basis the BJP can say it has the majority?"More news: It's A Boy! Alec And Hilaria Baldwin Welcome Baby #4
Kumaraswamy also asked non-BJP parties to unite and requested his father and former prime minister Deve Gowda to take the initiative. Indian television channels reported that Congress was planning to approach the Supreme Court late in the night to challenge the governor's decision.