New Delhi, May 17: Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani who moved to Supreme Court against Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form government said that the decision taken by the Governor was a “stupid” one. While speaking to ANI, Jethmalani said that BJP must be publicly disclosed as to what exactly BJP said to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala that made him take such a witted decision. He said that by not disclosing what conjectured between the Governor and BJP, the democratic set-up was being insulted.Also Read - 'Concocted, Fabricated and Evidence-less': BJP on Pegasus Spyware Story
He added that there should no intervention in the democratic process despite the outcome of the results. On being asked if there was horse trading being done with reference to the outcome of the Karnataka Election Results 2018, Jethmalani raised his voice and alleged that the Governor might himself be involved in one since these days anything and everything could happen. Also Read - TMC Martyr's Day: Mamata Banerjee Tells Regional Parties To Oust BJP, Pitches For United Opposition
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Speaking on the 15 days time given by the Governor to the BJP to prove majority in the state, Jethmalani said that doing so in the first place is an open invitation to corruption. He further said that who knows the Governor might himself be corrupt and is associated or happens to have allegiance to a particular party.
Approximately an hour earlier today, Jethmalani approached the Supreme Court against Karnataka Governor’s invitation to Yeddyurappa for forming the government. He mentioned before CJI Bench of Dipak Misra, justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud his application for urgent hearing against Karnataka Governor for inviting BJP to form government in the state. The Bench has directed him to mention it tomorrow, May 18 before an appropriate bench.