Governor constitutionally bound to invite BJP: Venkaiah

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Bangalore, Oct 28 (UNI) The BJP vice-president Venkaiah Naidu today asserted that Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur was 'constitutionally bound' to invite BJP to form the next government in the state, following the unconditional support extended to it by the Janata Dal(S).

Talking to newspersons, Mr Naidu, who was here to finalise re-alliance of the two parties and formation of a BJP-led government, slammed the Congress party for trying to make a 'back door' entry to grab power.

The BJP, which preferred to go before the people after it was denied its rightful chance by the JD(S) early this month, however, changed its stand following the 'unethical means' adopted by the Congress to come to power, he said.

''In 2004, Congress managed to twist the mandate and assumed power despite suffering a humiliating defeat. Again similar efforts are being made and BJP could not sit blind,'' he stated.

Urging the Governor to take steps to install the popular government led by the BJP, which had the majority support in the 224-member Karantaka Assembly along with JD(S) support, Mr Naidu warned that any attempt to thwart the effort of forming BJP-JD(S) coalition government would meet with severe resistance.

UNI

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