In response to the call given by All India Congress Committee (AICC), Himachal Pradesh Congress cornering Bharatiya Janata Party for high drama in Karnataka, held a protest across the state celebrating on Friday as ‘Save democracy day’.
They also submitted a memorandum (MoU) to President of India through Governor Acharaya Devvrat urging him to protect democracy and the constitution of India.
The Congress party workers under the leadership of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu staged protest outside Congress office and raised slogans against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the Karnataka episode as a blot on democracy.
They demanded salvaging the country’s democracy and the constitution which was under threat with the recent developments in Karnataka at the behest of BJP leadership.
After submitting a MoU to the Governor, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu said that the Congress is drawing the attention of the President on a serious issue which pertains to the hung verdict in Karnataka following the announcement of the recent Karnataka Assembly elections.
He charged the Karnataka governor for acting as a BJP worker, despite the fact that Congress along with the Janata Dal (Secular) staked their claim of forming the government.
The coalition had more than the majority, despite all that the Governor of Karnataka invited BJP to form the government without having majority, he said.
He blamed the Governor Vajubhai Valla for not only defeating the constitutional arrangements, but also ignoring political principle’s while playing in the hands of the BJP and was working at the pressure of the Narendra Modi government at the centre.
The entire country along with Karnataka is apalled by this episode, he alleged. He charged the BJP with adopting a dictatorial ways and exerting force on the country and its people.