New Delhi, May 17: Even as the nation watches BS Yeddyurappa take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Congress president took to Twitter on Thursday to vent his anguish over the development. Till late on Wednesday, a three-judge Supreme Court bench was hearing a plea of the Congress-JD(S) alliance to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in, a decision taken by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala. Interestingly, while senior Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad made many public appearances and spoke on the developments all of Wednesday, the party chief went quiet, with TV channels speculating where he could be. However, he spoke out today. In his tweet, Rahul said: “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.” Also Read - 'Ensure Complete Compliance', Supreme Court Grants One More Month to Govt For Giving Permanent Commission To Women Officers in Army
On Wednesday, there was high-voltage drama in the state as the Congress-JD(S) alleged the BJP was trying to poach their MLAs. The BJP insisted it was playing by the rules. Both the sides met the Governor again who invited Yeddyurappa to form the government and prove his majority on the floor of the house. Later, while hearing the plea, the apex court bench has given Yeddyurappa a fortnight to prove his majority on the floor of the House. The BJP is also to produce before the court today the letter Yeddyurappa submitted to the Governor on Wednesday.