BJP accuses Cong of ‘double standards’ towards judiciary

"There is nothing bigger than the mandate. We are all watching the Congress's conspiracy to undermine the mandate This is why they went to the court in the middle of the night," Patra said

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New Delhi: The Congress president Rahul Gandhi has yesterday remarked that the judiciary and the press were under “fear” and that usually happens in Pakistan under “dictatorship”.But Gandhi was all praise for today’s supreme court judgement. No doubt, Gandhi is vacillating with each judgement indicating his inconsistent and immature remarks towards the judiciary.

Just a few weeks ago, the Congress had made an all-out effort in denigrating the highest court by moving a proposal to impeach the Chief Justice of India (CJI) which was widely criticised by legal and constitutional luminaries. But Congress today termed the Supreme court’s order to hold floor test in Karnataka Assembly tomorrow as historical.

The BJP did not miss the opportunity to expose the hypocrisies of Congress who has been criticising the supreme court on a regular basis which included the justice Loya case. The BJP today said the Congress’s “double standards” towards the judiciary has been exposed as it was now praising the Supreme Court after insulting it and also attempting to impeach the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

“The party that had tried to impeach the CJI is now all praises for him and its leader Rahul Gandhi, who is praising the Supreme Court today, used Pakistan as an analogy yesterday,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters here.

Patra was responding to Gandhi’s remarks in which he welcomed today’s Supreme Court order to conduct a floor test in the Karnataka assembly at 4 PM tomorrow.

“The real face of the Congress is exposed today. It insulted the apex court over the Justice Loya case and is now praising them. This shows the hypocrisy and double standards of the Congress towards the judiciary and its selective approach,” Patra said.

The Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Supreme Court order on floor test in Karnataka was a vindication of the party’s stand that the governor acted “unconstitutionally”.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said the court has called out BJP’s “bluff” of forming a government even without the numbers and alleged that the party will now resort to using money and muscle power to “steal” the mandate.

“Today’s Supreme Court order vindicates our stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted unconstitutionally,” he said on Twitter.

However, responding to Gandhi’s accusation, the BJP spokesperson said the Congress is “murdering” the people’s mandate” in the State. They cannot alter the Constitution according to their whims.

“There is nothing bigger than the mandate. We are all watching the Congress’s conspiracy to undermine the mandate This is why they went to the court in the middle of the night,” Patra said.

The Congress is rejoicing even after rejection. It is trying its best to “murder the mandate” of the people of Karnataka, Patra said.

The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in Karnataka Assembly, was invited by Governor Vala to form the government.

In a historic pre-dawn hearing, the top court had yesterday cleared the last-minute hurdle created by the Congress-JD(S) combine for the BJP’s ambitious surge in southern India by paving the way for Yeddyurappa to be sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka.

Hailing the Supreme Court’s order of holding floor test in the Karnataka assembly as historic, the Congress today accused the BJP of being baffled and frustrated as it lacked numbers to prove majority.

It is a historic interim order by the apex court of the country. It is historic because directly, with this degree of specificity it is raised for the first time, the extent of rights and discretion of the Governor to call A’ or B’ for government formation immediately after the election, Singhvi said.

To a question that the BJP has accused the Congress of being baffled and frustrated to retain power in the southern State, Singhvi said it was ironical and funny for the NDA major to have said so in the face of defeat.