Hindu right wing group appoaches SC for stay on Karnataka Governor’s invitation to Kumaraswamy

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha terms the post-poll alliance between the Congress and the JD(S) as “unconstitutional”

Updated - May 21, 2018 08:49 pm IST

Published - May 21, 2018 08:35 pm IST - New Delhi

NEW DELHI, 09/04/2013: Supreme Court of India in New Delhi on April 10,  2013. 
Photo: S. Subramanium

NEW DELHI, 09/04/2013: Supreme Court of India in New Delhi on April 10, 2013. Photo: S. Subramanium

Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) on Monday approached the Supreme Court against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to JD(S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the government in the State.

The organisation termed the post-poll alliance between the Congress party and the JD (S) as “unconstitutional” and sought an urgent hearing for its petition in the Supreme Court to stay the decision of the State Governor.

Mr. Kumaraswamy is scheduled to take oath as the Chief Minister on May 23.

The ABHM, in its plea filed through lawyer Barun Kumar Sinha, has sought quashing of the Governor’s communication inviting Mr. Kumaraswamy to form government.

On May 19, the Supreme Court had ordered live telecast of the crucial floor test in the Karnataka Assembly to ensure “transparency” in the trust vote. However, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had resigned without facing the trust vote on the floor of the House.

Elections held on May 12 to 222 of the state’s 224 seats had resulted in a hung assembly with the BJP getting 104 seats, while the Congress winning 78 and JD(S) 37. Polling in two seats will be held later.

The Congress-JD(S) combine has claimed the support of 117 MLAs, including one from the BSP, and two others.

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