" --IANS"
Bengaluru, May 16 - Defending Governor Vajubhai R. Vala's invitation to BJP legislature party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to form the new government in the state, the party on Wednesday accused the Congress and the JD-S of being opportunist and sabotaging people's mandate.

We (BJP) won the majority in the state... There was no pre-poll alliance between Congress and JD-S, which fought each other bitterly and criticised each other, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao told reporters here.

The opportunist Congress and JD-S were forgetting people's mandate, Rao said.

The mandate shows that people have rejected Congress rule, but they (Congress and JD-S) are trying to subvert the democratic process and sabotaging people's expression, he said.

Rao said it was only constitutional to allow the single-largest party to form the government and prove its majority on the floor of the House.

The letter we've received from the Governor has directed us to prove our majority within 15 days of assuming the office, he added.

Of the 222 constituencies where polling was held on May 12, the BJP won in 104, while the Congress won in 78 seats and the JD-S in 38, along with its ally Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) which won one seat, resulting in a hung verdict.

The JD-S on Tuesday agreed to accept Congress' unconditional support to form the new government, as the parties together have 116 seats.

The BJP, on the other hand, is eight seats short of the 112-halfway mark needed for a simple majority.

--IANS

bha/nir


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 
PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535004184870
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.

STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India
 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.