PIL filed in Karnataka High Court against BJP forming government without majority

Advocate NP Amrutesh has filed the PIL, which stated the court should not allow defection of MLAs to the BJP through resigning or cross-voting.

Published: 17th May 2018 06:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2018 04:38 AM   |  A+A-

Karnataka High Court (File Photo)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A city-based advocate has moved Karnataka High Court by filing a public interest litigation challenging the Governor's move to invite BS Yeddyurappa to form the government. According to the PIL, governor's action is violative of the Constitution.

The petitioner also urged to restrain Yeddyurappa or any one under him from resorting to poach Members of Legislative Assembly from other parties after assuming the office of the Chief Minister. They should not be permitted to get re-elected again till the consideration of the petition, the petitioner prayed.

The petitioner also contended that the Governor acted in haste by inviting Yeddyurappa to form government despite the BJP having only 104 seats as against 117 seats of Congress and JD(S). "The BJP did not have the majority in states like Meghalaya, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh and even in Goa, but it came to power in all these states through horse-trading," he claimed. The petition is likely to come up for hearing shortly.

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