Like IPL, Karnataka MLAs will not be auctioned under ‘Indian Political League’: Yashwant Sinha

Earlier in the day, Sinha tweeted that the developments in Karnataka were “rehearsal” of what would happen in Delhi after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala inviting the BJP to form the government in the state has led to a situation wherein MLAs will be auctioned under the “Indian Political League” the way cricketers “are auctioned in the Indian Premier League (IPL)”, Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said on Thursday. Sinha staged a protest outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan today against the Governor’s decision, and alleged that the “unconstitutional” move amounted to “murder of democracy”.

The former Union minister was also not impressed with the Congress and the JD(S) approaching the Supreme Court against Vala’s decision to invite the BJP to form government and noted it was the “weakness” of the country’s political system that it failed in delivering justice in such cases. Earlier in the day, Sinha tweeted that the developments in Karnataka were “rehearsal” of what would happen in Delhi after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

“The BJP is eight MLAs short of majority. Now from where will it get the requisite numbers (to prove majority)? The numbers will be managed after some MLAs will defect from other parties,” Sinha said as he sat on a dharna on behalf of Rashtriya Manch to “save democracy”. “The Governor has done exactly opposite of what is expected from him...

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