New Delhi, May 17: Lot of drama is going on in the national capital as well as in Karnataka. While the BJP has virtually snatched victory from the mouth of adversity, Congress is crying at top of its voice that democacy has been brutally murdered.Amid the ongoing protest against the swearing-in of BS Yeddyurappa as the chief minister of Karnataka, Congress Party MP DK Suresh alleged that his fellow Congressman, Anand Singh, was in the "clutches" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "All MLAs are here except Anand Singh. He is in the clutches of (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi," Suresh said. Citing instance where the apex court had reduced the floor test duration, senior lawyer Abhishek Singhvi representing Congress and JD(S) said in the Jagdambika Pal UP case, Anil Jha Jharkhand case and the Kevalker Goa case majority had to be proved between 48 hours to seven days in the cases.He said there was no reason for the Supreme Court to differ this time. The governor has given the BS Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove his majority. He said Governor Vala could not have given written permission and license to poach more effectively than by the letter giving BSY 15 days to prove his majority. Elementary commonsense tells that no one with 104 can cross 112 without massive horse trading. He added that BSY had in fact asked for seven days time to prove his majority, but the governor gave him 15 days. "This by itself is enough to prove that Constitutional norms have been discarded and (the governor was) acting virtually as a partisan agent of the central Government."
News24Bureau with Agencies