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Constitution under severe attack, says Rahul; desperate INC murdered democracy, says Shah

INC president Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying the Constitution was under 'severe attack' in the country where an atmosphere of fear prevailed; BJP president Shah said that the democracy was murdered by the INC the minute it decided to ally with the JD(S)

Raipur: Against the backdrop of the political developments in Karnataka, INC president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying the Constitution was under severe attack in the country where an atmosphere of fear prevailed.

Addressing a Jan Swaraj Sammelan here on the occasion of the silver jubilee of 73rd and 74th amendment in the Constitution related to local self-governance, Gandhi accused the BJP and the RSS of capturing every democratic institution in the country.

Referring the press conference called by Supreme Court judges on various issues relating to the apex court judiciary earlier this year, Gandhi said, “The judiciary is under fear, the press is under fear and even the BJP’s members of Parliament are under the same fear as they cannot speak a single word before the prime minister.”

“The Constitution is under severe attack in the country. In Karnataka, the MLAs are on one side and the governor on the other,” he alleged, adding, “One after another, you can see every democratic institution in the country, like the MPs, MLAs, the press and the Planning Commission…the RSS is trying to induct its people.”

The comments came against the backdrop of the dramatic developments that took place in Karnataka after the Assembly election there threw up a hung verdict.

BJP legislature party leader BS Yeddyurappa was today sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka for a second time, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court which refused to stay his swearing-in.

Yeddyurappa has 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly.

The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House, eight short of the magic figure of 112. On the other hand, the INC and JDS, which have already announced post-poll tie-up, have won 78 and 37 seats respectively.

Prior to his address in Raipur, Gandhi, in a tweet, had hit out at the BJP over its “irrational insistence” to form government in Karnataka despite “not having the numbers” and said that while the saffron party will celebrate its “hollow victory”, India will mourn the “defeat of democracy.

BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday hit back at the INC president after the latter accused the BJP of murdering the democracy.

Shah, tearing into Gandhi, said that the democracy was murdered by the INC the minute it decided to ally with the Janata Dal (Secular) for political gains.

Shah continuing his tirade against the grand old party chief said that it was at the time of emergency imposed by the latter party that the constitution of democracy was heavily damaged.

“The ‘Murder of Democracy’ happens the minute a desperate Congress made an ‘opportunist’ offer to the JD(S), not for Karnataka’s welfare but for their petty political gains. Shameful!,” Shah Tweeted.

“President of the Congress obviously doesn’t remember the glorious history of his party. The legacy of Rahul Gandhi’s Party is the horrific Emergency, blatant misuse of Article 356, subverting the courts, media and civil society,” Shah added.

Rubbishing all allegations, the BJP chief said that it was his party who won the mandate of the people by securing 104 and not the INC or the JD (S).

“Who has the people’s mandate in Karnataka? The BJP, which has won 104 seats. Or Congress which dropped to 78 seats, whose own CM and Ministers lost by big margins. JD(S) who won only 37 seats and lost their deposits on several others. People are wise to realize,” he tweeted.

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