Commentators and politicians have reacted with shock and anger as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on May 16 invited single largest party BJP to form the government in the state, despite being short of a majority. Vala gave BJP’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove his majority. The BJP has 104 seats and Congress-JDS alliance 117, after the Karnataka elections threw up a hung assembly.
The Congress party lashed out at the Governor, saying he “denigrates the Governor’s office, tramples upon Constitution, abuses the law & acts as a BJP puppet.”
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Vajubhai Vala denigrates the Governor’s office,tramples upon Constitution,abuses the law & acts as a BJP puppet.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 16, 2018
He chooses to serve his Master’s in BJP rather then serve the Constitution.
As @BJPKarnataka informed in advance, orders come from BJP HQ then the sanctity of office
Governor invites Mr Yeddyurappa to manufacture a majority in 15 days.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) May 16, 2018
Governor gives Mr Yeddyurappa 15 days to convert the number 104 into 111.
Governor Vala joins the Governors Hall Of Shame. What happened to post poll alliances in Goa, Meghalaya and Manipur where BJP lost elections and still formed govts?— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) May 16, 2018
“The darkest deeds are done in the darkest hours”: jurist Mohan Parasaran quotes H.M.Seervai, on Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala’s midnight “conspiracy” to install B.S.Yeddyurappa as chief minister. #KarnatakaVerdict #OperationLotus @ndtv— churumuri (@churumuri) May 16, 2018
So Vajubhai Vala gives two weeks time. Why not 6 months? #KarnatakaElectionResults— Mahesh Langa (@LangaMahesh) May 16, 2018
The decision of the Governor of Karnataka contradicts those of the Governors of Manipur, Goa and Meghalaya. People of India are being conned by the BJP.— Gaurav Gogoi (@GauravGogoiAsm) May 16, 2018
Is this a ‘Ram Rajya’ where ethics and morals are followed? @narendramodi— Sadhavi Khosla (@sadhavi) May 16, 2018