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Karnataka election results: Mayawati slams BJP, doesn't spare Congress either

By Vikas

BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday came down heavily on both the BJP and the Congress over the prevailing political situation in Karnataka. While Mayawati accused BJP of misusing the government machinery, she trained gun at the Congress for calling JD (S) the 'B-Team' of the saffron party during election rallies

BSP supremo Mayawati

"It is a conspiracy to destroy the constitution made by Baba Saheb Ambedkar, since they (BJP) came to power they have been misusing government machinery, thereby attacking democracy," reports quoted Mayawati as saying.

"Congress should not have made speeches that hampered the votes of JD(S) as in a rally they called JD(S) the B team of BJP, which resulted in dividing the Muslims vote which meant that BJP won in the Muslim dominated areas," she added.

The political temparatures are soaring high in Bengaluru after Karnataka assembly elections result. The Congress and the JD (S) were left fuming after Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday evening allowed the BJP, which emerged as the single largest party in assembly elections, to form the government and prove majority on the floor of the House within 15 days. The Congress had approached the Supreme Court and contended that the Governor's decision to call BJP for government formation first was unconstitutional. The Congress had sought court's intervention in the matter and demanded a stay on swearing in.

The apex court, however, refused to stay the swearing in of Yeddyurappa. Subsequently, Yeddyurappa took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka this morning (May 17).

The court said that the the outcome of the swearing in would be subject to the outcome of the petition filed by the Congress and JD(S). When Abhishek Manu Singvi pleaded that the swearing in be stayed, the court refused to do so. His plea to schedule the floor test in the Karnataka legislative assembly for Friday was also rejected.

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