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Congress approaches CJI for urgent hearing on Karnataka issue

Congress approaches CJI for urgent hearing on Karnataka issue

Congress approaches CJI for urgent hearing on Karnataka issue
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By CNBC-TV18 May 17, 2018 8:08:05 PM IST (Updated)

After Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday invited BJP legislative party leader BS Yeddyurappa to form the new government in the state, the Congress approached Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra for an urgent hearing on the matter.

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The Congress urged Misra to hold an urgent hearing Wednesday night itself since Yeddyurappa is slated to take oath as chief minister at 9 am tomorrow.
Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi is the leading his party's challenge.
"We have filed a petition before the Supreme Court and have urged the registrar to allow hearing on it tonight itself," Singhvi told PTI, adding that immediate hearing has been sought as the matter is very serious.
The Congress termed the governor's decision as "murder of democracy and trampling of Constitution".
“We hope Governor will take the correct decision according to Constitution. If Congress-JD(S) combine is not called, it will be illegal. We hope politics will not trump legality and morality. If it does, we have no option but to move court,” Singhvi  told CNN News18.
The Congress said the Governor denigrated his office, trampled the Constitution and acted as a BJP puppet.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has invited Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister on Thursday morning at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
With inputs from agencies.
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