Congress Goes To Chief Justice After BJP Invited To Form Government

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New Delhi:  Minutes after Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form the government on Wednesday evening, the Congress rushed to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra to ask him to cancel the governor’s invitation to the BJP. The Congress, which has called the governor’s decision an “encounter of the Constitution”, has asked Chief Justice Misra to hold the hearing later in the night to ensure that Mr Yeddyurappa isn’t sworn-in tomorrow.

Karnataka Governor invited BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form government and gave him 15 days to prove majority on the floor of the house this evening.

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi had drawn up the petition in case the governor did invite Mr Yeddyurappa, the leader of the single largest party who did not have the majority, and overlooked the claims of the Congress-Janata Dal Secular alliance which had the numbers. There is also a plan B – approaching President Ram Nath Kovind for redressal,…

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