New Delhi: The Congress Thursday termed BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa’s oath as chief minister of Karnataka “farcical” and said the party’s “irrational insistence” on forming government in the southern state when it does not have the numbers made a mockery of the Constitution.
While Congress president Rahul Gandhi said India mourns the defeat of democracy, the party’s communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala described the events in Karnataka as a “black spot” on the country’s democracy that will be erased
The comments came after BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka for a second time today, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court which refused to stay his swearing-in.
“The BJP’s irrational insistence that it will form a Govt. in Karnataka, even though it clearly doesn’t have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution.
“This morning, while the BJP celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy,” Gandhi said on Twitter.
He echoed the theme later in the day while addressing a gathering at the ‘Jan Swaraj Sammelan’ on the occasion of the silver jubilee of 73rd and 74th amendment in the Constitution in Raipur.
He accused the BJP and the RSS of capturing every democratic institution in country.