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Congress murdering mandate in Karnataka: BJP

New Delhi, May 18: The BJP on Friday hit out at the Congress for “rejoicing” the Supreme Court’s verdict over Karnataka, saying those who had sought to impeach the Chief Justice of India are now “murdering the mandate” after being rejected by the people of state. “The Congress has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision. Some days back they had questioned the Supreme Court verdict in the case of judge Loya’s death. They even tried to impeach the CJI. “Then the Congress President (Rahul Gandhi) also attacked the court. Now they have welcomed the court’s verdict. This kind of selectionism doesn’t work in democracy,” BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters here at a press conference. “This is the Constitution of India, Rahulji. This can’t be flexible according to your whicms and fancies,” he said.

The BJP leader said the Congress was rejoicing the court verdict despite being rejected by the people of Karnataka. “They were reduced to 78 from 122. They are murdering the mandate. In democracy, there is noting above the (people’s) mandate and the Congress is trying to kill that mandate,” he said. Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for likening India’s judiciary to Pakistan, Patra asked can he be compared with Bilawal Bhutto of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) just because both are dynasts in politics.

Citing media reports, the BJP leader also accused that fearing another Goa, the Congress had drafted a Supreme Court plea for the largest party to be invited first but was changed later when they felt the party was not going to form its government alone. (IANS)