New Delhi: Former BJP leader and Union Minister Yashwant Sinha attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party over the issue of government formation in Karnataka and said it is ‘brazenly trying to subvert democracy’ in the southern state.
“I am glad I have left the party which is so brazenly trying to subvert democracy in Karnataka. It will do the same if it fails to get majority in Lok Sabha next year. Pl note my warning,” tweeted Sinha, referring to the ongoing political developments in Karnataka. Sinha quit the BJP recently.
He added, “What is happening in Karnataka today is a rehearsal for what will happen after the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi”.
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram also attacked Yeddyurappa and tweeted: “I salute the Supreme Court. If I were Mr Yeddyurappa, I will not take oath until the hearing at 10.30 am on Friday, 18th May.”
“Mr Yedyurappa’s letter to the Governor will seal his fate. There is no mention of a number bigger than 104. The Governor’s invitation does not mention any number at all!” he said.
Yeddyurappa took oath as the chief minister of the south Indian state on Thursday after the Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the party to form government.
The Governor has given him 15 day-time to prove majority, said reports.
The BJP had won 104 seats in the Assembly polls, eight less than the majority mark.