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Governor giving BJP 15 days to prove majority was a mockery of democracy: Rajinikanth

SNS | New Delhi |


Joining the queue of leaders, who criticised BJP for trying to form a government in Karnataka without majority, Rajinikanth on Sunday said that Governor Vajubhai Valla’s giving 15 days to Yeddyurappa to prove majority was a mockery of democracy.

“What happened in Karnataka yesterday was a win for democracy. BJP asking for some more time and Governor giving 15 days time was a mockery of democracy. I would like to thank Supreme Court for its order, which upheld the democracy,” said Rajinikanth at an event in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu filmstar Rajnikanth had announced his entry in the politics last year, but he has not launched his party yet.

Talking about the future course for him in politics, the actor said, “The decision for contesting elections in 2019 will be taken at the time when the elections are announced, the party is not yet launched, but we are ready for anything. Also, it is too early to talk about any kind of alliance.”

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In Karnataka, JD(S) leader Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy, who staked claim to form the government with the support of the Congress soon after BJP leader Yeddyurappa resigned, will take oath as the Karnataka chief minister on Wednesday.

Kumaraswamy, who has received 15 days to prove the majority in House, on Sunday said that he will prove that the numbers are on his side within 24 hours of taking the oath.

This will be Kumaraswamy’s second stint as chief minister. The JDS with 38 seats will form the government with the support of Congress that has 78 MLAs.

However, there was no word on the pact with the Congress on ministerial berths and whether or not there will a deputy CM.