Congress, JD-S Protest Yeddyurappa’s Swearing-In As Karnataka CM


Bengaluru: Newly elected MLAs of both Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) on Thursday staged a protest near Gandhi statue in the Vidhana Soudha premises against Governor Vajubhai Vala inviting BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa to form the government and administered Oath of Office and Secrecy.

Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as the Karnataka Chief Minister, terming it unconstitutional. Leaders of the Congress and JD-S, who had hastily stitched a post-poll alliance, staged the protest in front of the state legislature building soon after Yeddyurappa was administered the oath of office by Governor Vajubhai R.

Vala at the Raj Bhavan. “Constitutionally, we (JD-S and Congress) should have been given the chance to form the government as we together have the majority in the assembly. “This decision by the Governor to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the government is against the Constitution,” state unit Congress chief G.

Parameshwara told reporters here. Among the leaders protesting were former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress General Secretary K.C.