Bengaluru : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Thursday hit back at Congress president Rahul Gandhi after the latter accused the BJP of murdering the democracy.
Democracy was murdered when Cong-JD(S) allied for power: Amit Shah
"The 'Murder of Democracy' happens the minute a desperate Congress made an 'opportunist' offer to the JD(S), not for Karnataka's welfare but for their petty political gains. Shameful!," Shah Tweeted.
The ‘Murder of Democracy’ happens the minute a desperate Congress made an ‘opportunist’ offer to the JD(S), not for Karnataka’s welfare but for their petty political gains. Shameful!"President of the Congress obviously doesn't remember the glorious history of his party. The legacy of Mr. Rahul Gandhi's Party is the horrific Emergency, blatant misuse of Article 356, subverting the courts, media and civil society," Shah added.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 17, 2018
Who has the people’s mandate in Karnataka?Earlier in the day, Gandhi accused the BJP of making a mockery of the Indian Constitution.Rahul taking to his Twitter handle said that this day India will mourn the defeat of democracy.
The BJP, which has won 104 seats.
Congress which dropped to 78 seats, whose own CM and Ministers lost by big margins.
JD(S) who won only 37 seats and lost their deposits on several others.
People are wise to realise.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 17, 2018
"The BJP's irrational insistence that it will form a Govt. in Karnataka, even though it clearly doesn't have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution," Gandhi Tweeted.
"This morning, while the BJP celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy," he added.
Yeddyurappa took oath as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka after the Supreme Court early today morning decided not to put a stay on the swearing-in while conducting a post-midnight hearing, wherein Congress and JD(S) pleaded for the same citing BJP's inadequate strength in the assembly to stake claim at forming the state government.
Late last night, Congress and JD(S) challenged Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala's decision in the top court to invite BJP to form the government even when the saffron party, with 105 MLAs, including one Independent MLA, is seven short of the halfway mark of 112.
They contended that they, with a total strength of 115 MLAs, are in a better position to form the government.Though Vala invited the BJP to form the government, he has given 15 days to the saffron party to prove its majority in the state assembly.