Yeddyurappa 'one-day' CM, lacks numbers: Congress

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NEW DELHI: Stepping up its attack on the BJP after its leader BS Yeddyurappa was sworn-in as Karnataka chief minister on Thursday, the Congress claimed he will turn out to be a “one-day chief minister” as he lacks majority and challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to prove the numbers by Friday.

The Congress also attacked Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala, accusing him of encountering Constitution twice, first by inviting the BJP to form government on Wednesday and allowing Yeddyurappa to take oath on Thursday while a matter in this connection is set to be heard on Friday by the Supreme Court.

The Congress and the JD(S) had on Wednesday night jointly petitioned before the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the oath-taking ceremony, as communicated by the governor to the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa. The court did not stay the swearing-in ceremony and the next hearing in the case is scheduled for tomorrow.

Congress’ chief spokesperson…

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