KARNATAKA GOVERNOR’S DECISION UNDEMOCRATIC
The Karnataka governor’s decision to invite BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief minister is undemocratic as it subverts the constitutional norms. The governor is constitutionally obliged to invite the party or an alliance that has support of the majority of the legislators. The BJP cites the Sarkaria Commission that the governor should call the single-largest party first with the support of others. But the single largest party, the BJP, does not have the support of others. So how does this formula justify? The party can cobble together a majority only by engineering defections with unethical means such as horse trading Congress-jd(s) MLAS which won’t stand legal scrutiny. Harmanjeet Singh Sidhu,
Sirsa role in the state of affairs and the opposition often has to knock the door of courts. If this is not done, there should be a rule that no person with any political background should be nominated to the post of governor.
Navneet Seth, Dhuri