NEW DELHI: The Congress is likely to move court if Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala does not invite the JD(S)-Congress combine to form a government going by tradition and in accordance with constitutional and legal provisions, party sources said today.
The party is preparing the ground to move the court in case of a negative response from the Raj Bhavan, party insiders said as reports came in of its MLAs in the southern state being taken to the governor in a show of strength.
“We have staked our claim for formation of a government as we have the numbers as also the total vote share of over 56 per cent,” added a senior party leader.
“All options remain open to the Congress,” the party’s communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said when asked what the party would do if the governor invited the BJP to form government.
He said the governor is expected to listen to the mandate of the people.