New Delhi, May 21: Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah doesn’t have the knowledge or respect for the Constitution, news agency ANI reported. Addressing a press conference in the national capital, Sharma said that even if he (Amit Shah) has the knowledge of the Constitution, he doesn’t respect it.
Sharma’s statement came hours after BJP president Amit Shah addressed the first press conference after the resignation of BS Yeddyurappa as Karnataka chief minister. In the conference, Shah had said that BJP emerged as the single largest party and their vote share saw a major increase. The mandate was clearly anti-Congress. Congress & JD(S) formed an alliance against the people’s mandate, he added.
Amit Shah also accused Congress of misusing Article 356 in the history. He said that the Congress has no right to preach about Constitution and Democracy. It is the same party which banned the media during the emergency.
Karnataka Election Verdict:
On May 19, BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Karnataka Chief Minister after failing to muster support to cross the majority mark ahead of the commencement of Supreme Court ordered floor-test. Now, Janata-Dal-Secular’s legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy will take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, May 23 and will form the government in Karnataka in alliance with the Congress. “The Governor has invited me to form the next government as the leader of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislative party with the support of the Congress, which is our alliance partner,” Kumaraswamy told the media outside the Raj Bhavan.
The Karnataka Assembly Results 2018 came out on May 15. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 104 seats which were eight short of winning the majority mark of 111 seats. The Congress bagged 78 seats and the JD-S 37 along with its ally Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The Karnataka Assembly has a total strength of 224. Elections to 2 seats were deferred and voting took place for 222 seats. The total number in the House will go down from 222 to 221 as H.D Kumaraswamy, who contested from two seats and won from both, will have to vacate one seat.