BJP invited to form government in Karnataka
New Delhi : After a day of hectic activities, Vajubhai Wala, Governor of Karnataka, invited BJP's B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday evening to form a government in the state.
The governor granted the saffron party a period of 15 days to prove majority on the floor of the house. Muralidhar Rao of BJP said, "Yeddyurappa alone will be taking the oath first and the rest of the cabinet will be sworn in after proving the majority on the house of the floor."
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused the Congress after the governor made the announcement for blowing up Constitution to shambles. He said, " The party that blew up the constitution to shambles is teaching us the constitution." He also accused the Congress for imposing President rule the most number of times.
JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy termed the governor's decision unconstitutional and criticized him for encouraging horse trading. He said, "governor is encouraging horse trading, by giving 15 days time to BJP leaders, this is unconstitutional."
Randeep Surjewala, leader of the Congress said, that his party will explore all legal and constitutional options. The Congress leader also reminded that how BJP was able to come to power in Goa and in Manipur by forging post-poll alliances.
BJP's Karnataka unit had created a stir, shortly before the governor had issued the letter, when it tweeted details of the oath taking ceremony. Later the tweets were deleted by the tweeter handle. But it again tweeted details of the oath taking ceremony with a different time of the oath taking ceremony.