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Murder of democracy in Karnataka, says Maken

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President, other Congressmen hold prayer meeting at Rajghat.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken accused the BJP of “murder of democracy in Karnataka” where it formed the government despite not having the required number of MLAs.

Maken alleged that what happened in Karnataka ~ the swearing in of BJP Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa with the party only having 104 seats in the new House ~ was a repeat of the political developments in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya.

Thousands of Delhi Congress workers under the leadership of Maken held a prayer meeting at Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi at Rajghat as part of “a save democracy campaign”.

Maken said the Delhi Congress held a prayer meeting at Rajghat in protest against the BJP’s bid to

“throttle democracy in Karnataka” ~ where the ruling party at the Centre has got its leader sworn in as Chief Minister.

The Congress leader said his party workers would come out on the streets to protect democracy and make people aware of the move by the BJP “to overturn all constitutional norms and democratic values”.

Maken alleged that the Karnataka Governor “flouted the high traditions of his office”.

Besides Maken, the other prominent participants in the prayer meeting included AICC in-charge of Delhi PC. Chacko, ex-MPs Mahabal Mishra and Ramesh Kumar, former Delhi ministers Arvinder Singh Lovely, Haroon Yusuf, Dr Narendra Nath, and AICC secretary Najeeb Singh.