KAR­NATAKA GOV­ER­NOR’S DE­CI­SION UNDEMOCRATIC

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - REGION -

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

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