Mumbai, May 17: BS Yeddyurappa was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday morning. In retaliation, the Congress- Janata Dal (Secular), unhappy with the move slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) for conquering Karnataka state forcefully. Congress has called it a 'black day' for democracy. Even on microblogging sites, netizens poured in with hashtag firing BJP for using the power unethically.
The BJP’s irrational insistence that it will form a Govt. in Karnataka, even though it clearly doesn’t have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution.
This morning, while the BJP celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 17, 2018
Today is black day for the Indian democracy when in Karnataka assembly JDs + Congress combine having 117 MLA Governor denied to form Goverment and BJP with 104 MLAs allowed to form Government headed by Yeddurappa as CM of Karnataka. Shame on PM Modi.
— Capt Ajay Singhyadav (@CaptAjayYadav) May 17, 2018
It's a black day for democracy.
INDIA is heading towards ANTI - SOCIALIST REPUBLIC in modi's leadership. 4 pillars of country is in danger, where @BJP4India is playing a divisive politics to broke the truth of the country.#SaveDemocracy #KarnatakaCMRace @RahulGandhi @INCIndia pic.twitter.com/PC99XCd3iX
— Gaurav Mate INC (@GauravMate07) May 17, 2018
Adding, the Karnataka state Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surajwala also alleged that state governor's office of Vala has turned into a BJP office and claimed BJP formation of the government is based on fraud tactics
A farcical Oath of CM’s post,
A fraud being played on majority,
A treachery with Constitution,
A deception with democracy,
That is Gov Karnataka illegally swearing in #BSYeddyurappa-turning the Raj Bhavan into BJP Office.
This Black Spot on India’s democracy will be erased.
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 17, 2018
Expressing anguish, the Congress- JD(S) MLAs staged a dharna outside Vidhan Soudha, the legislative assembly of Karnataka state located in Bengaluru. However, as set back out of all 78 winning MLAs of Congress party, four MLAs are reported to be missing. On the other end its clear that two independent legislators support is with Congress as they too joined the protest at Vidhan Soudha giving a set back to BJP, who has to prove their majority in next 15 days as asked by the governor Vaju Bhai Vala. While Congress raised an objection on 15 days time given and questioned whether the time given is to prove majority or to do horsetrading?
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi who remained silent over the election results mandate for last two days, on Thursday backfired BJP over forming forceful governance in Karnataka as a mockery of the constitution. In his tweet, in strong words, he condemned the act of BJP which in just a span of three hours only received more than five thousand retweets and 14 thousand likes while many disagree with Rahul's statement on Twitter and vice versa.
Karnataka election results announced on Tuesday created a tense situation across the political sphere. From fielding, party leaders to seek an appointment with Governor Rajbhavan, and filing a midnight petition over Vajubhai Vala allowing BJP to form their government, a lot of political uproar was observed in the state.