Bengaluru: The Congress Party on Friday thanked the Supreme Court for its order of conducting the floor test before Saturday 4 p.m in the Karnataka assembly.
Addressing the press conference, senior Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad said,”On behalf of the Congress Party, I would like to thank the Honorable judges of the Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law.”
Azad criticized governor Vajubhai Vala decision for allowing BJP to stake the claim to form the government in Karnataka.”Some Governors, appointed by BJP, have not been taking decisions according to the Constitution.”
“We gave the list of all Congress, JD(S) and Independent MLAs to the Governor. But unfortunately, the Governor invited the BJP to form Government,” added the Congress leader.
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Commenting on the 15 days time limit allotted to BS Yeddyurappa, the Congress party said: “No Governor in the history of independent India has given anyone 15 days to prove majority.”
Former CM Siddaramaiah who was also present in the press conference told the media “The judgment of the SC is historic. The Governor’s role in the Constitution is very important and he must be unbiased. But in Karnataka, the Governor has taken decisions to favor the BJP.”
Referring to the governor decision during Goa election, Siddaramaiah accused the Karnataka Governor “The Goa precedent was clear. Post-poll alliance enjoying majority should be invited first as per SC. But the Governor didn’t follow due procedure even though we(Congress and JDS) submitted all necessary documents.”
Siddaramaiah further added that “Governor is listening to Shah & Modi instead of following the Constitution. What the Governor did was a murder of democracy. Yeddyurappa had asked for seven days but Governor gave him 15 days to prove majority! It shows clear collusion with BJP.”