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Karnataka Governor sacrificed constitution for Modi: Congress

New Delhi, May 17: The Congress on Thursday accused Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala of “murdering democracy in broad daylight” and “sacrificing” the Constitution and democracy for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party dared the Bharatiya Janata Party to prove its majority in the Karnataka Assembly by Friday “if the party has courage of conviction”.

Talking to reporters here, Congress Communications Department in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala targeted the state Governor for inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath on Thursday morning even as the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular had staked claim to form the government. “It was not a swearing in of B.S. Yeddyurappaji, but it was an ugly picture of swallowing in ceremony of democratic principles, judicial verdicts and established precedents,” Surjewala said.

Attacking the Governor, Surjewala said: “He committed a daylight murder of democracy” and gave importance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi “over constitution and democracy”. “The Governor has proved he will trample on Constitution, subjugate democratic values, demolish precedents and dicta of the Supreme Court and will install even ‘one-day BJP Chief Minister’,” he added. Referring to BJP chief Amit Shah’s remarks on the Karnataka verdict, Surjewala said they will be defeated if the floor test is held in a day. (IANS)

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