‘Mock­ery of Con­sti­tu­tion’: Shah hits out at RaGa

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

BJP Pres­i­dent Amit Shah on Thurs­day jus­ti­fied his party form­ing govern­ment in Kar­nataka with B.S. Yed­dyu­rappa tak­ing oath as Chief Min­is­ter and hit out at Congress Pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi for terming the po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments as "mock­ery of Con­sti­tu­tion".

"The mur­der of democ­racy hap­pened the minute a des­per­ate Congress made an 'op­por­tunist' offer to the Janata Dal-Sec­u­lar, not for Kar­nataka's wel­fare but for their petty po­lit­i­cal gains. Shame­ful!," Shah said in a se­ries of tweets. He said the peo­ple's man­date in Kar­nataka was in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party as the Congress was re­duced to 78 from 122 and the saf­fron party surged from 40 to 104, re­ports IANS.

"Who has the peo­ple's man­date in Kar­nataka? The BJP, which has won 104 seats. Or, Congress which dropped to 78 seats, whose own Chief Min­is­ter and min­is­ters lost by big mar­gins. JD-S who won only 37 seats and lost their de­posits on sev­eral oth­ers," he said.

Slam­ming the Congress for ques­tion­ing Gov­er­nor Va­jub­hai Vala's de­ci­sion to call BJP to form the govern­ment, he re­minded that it was the grand old party which im­posed Emer­gency and mis­used Ar­ti­cle 356.

Shah's at­tack comes soon af­ter Rahul Gandhi termed the swear­ing-in of Yed­dyu­rappa as 'mock­ery' of Con­sti­tu­tion.

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