BJP's bluff called out by court, says Rahul Gandhi on Supreme Court floor test order

18 May 2018, 01:56 PM
BJP's bluff called out by court: Rahul Gandhi on SC floor test order (Photo Source: PTI)
BJP's bluff called out by court: Rahul Gandhi on SC floor test order (Photo Source: PTI)

The Supreme Court order on floor test in Karnataka was a vindication of the Congress' stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted "unconstitutionally", party president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday.

Gandhi took to Twitter early Friday and said in a series of tweet the court has called out BJP's "bluff" of forming a government even without the numbers and alleged that the party will now resort to using money and muscle power to "steal" the mandate.

"Today's Supreme Court order, vindicates our stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted unconstitutionally," he tweeted.

Gandhi then said the party had been stopped legally from forming their government as they did not have the numbers.

"The BJP's bluff that it will form the Government., even without the numbers, has been called out by the court. Stopped legally, they will now try money and muscle, to steal the mandate," he said.

In a pre-dawn hearing, the SC had on Thursday cleared the last-minute hurdle created by the Congress-JD(S) combine for the BJP's ambitious surge in southern India by paving the way for Yeddyurappa to be sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka.

The governor then invited the BJP to form the government in the state on the basis of being the single largest party with 104 seats in Karnataka Assembly.

First Published: Friday, May 18, 2018 01:48 PM
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