Operation Save MLA: Congress sends MLAs to Hyderabad
Fearing that BJP has an eye on MLAs the Congress has shifted them to Hyderabad. First they were stayed in Park Hyatt but later they were shifted to Taj Krishna hotel in the city.
Congress’ DK Suresh confirms MLAs have arrived at Hyderabad’s Park Hyatt:
“They (MLAs) are coming here, we are arranging everything here. We are waiting for them, in another 2 hours they will come, JD(S) and Congress both,” says DK Suresh.
Cong-JD(S) misleading the people: BJP
After the reports came that Congress MLAs have reached Hyderabad with JDS MLAs in tow, BJP hit back at the two parties saying that they “misleading” people for the last couple of days. “Don’t know where the MLAs are. They are misleading people for last three to four days. You will know how we will prove the majority and how many MLAs support the government. We will respect Supreme Court’s judgement and it’ll have a bearing on further development of political scenario in Karnataka,” says BJP’s B Bommai.
Congress to take protest to President Kovind
Congress party is seeking an appointment with President Ramnath Kovind to protest against the swearing-in of BS Yeddyurappa and Governor’s Vajubhai Vala’s decision to administer the oath of office “unconstitutional”. Earlier, a three-judge bench of the apex court rejected at a special pre-dawn hearing, a joint writ petition filed by the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Wednesday night, to stall Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in.
The top court, however, said the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa was subject to the final outcome of the matter before it and posted the case for further hearing at 10.30 a.m on Friday.
Governor Vala is the polite servant of the BJP: Shiv Sena
After Shatrughan Sinha, now Shiv Sena criticised the politics unfolding in Karnataka. Saamana, Shiv Sena mouthpiece slammed BJP over politics in Karnataka. The editorial called the Karnataka Governor a ‘polite servant’ of the BJP. “What BJP is doing in Karnataka is Chanakyaneeti. Those who don’t understand it, are not just fools, but also traitors.”
Saamana editorial also added a sarcastic comment saying ‘if Congress would have done the same, it would have been called the murder of democracy, but it is absolutely valid” when BJP does it.
SC to resume hearing on Karnataka political turmoil:
The Supreme Court on Friday will resume its hearing on Congress’ plea regarding Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in their state. The apex court will also hear senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani’s petition to have an urgent hearing on the same.