After his party failed to garner a majority in the Karnataka state assembly, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today termed the swearing-in of BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa as Karnataka Chief Minister a ‘mockery’ of Constitution.
Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the Chief Minister on Thursday hours after the Supreme Court rejected to stay his swearing-in ceremony.
“The BJP’s irrational insistence that it will form a government in Karnataka, even though it clearly does not have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution,” Gandhi said on Twitter. “This morning, while the Bharatiya Janata Party celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy,” he added.