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Karnataka polls: Congress to observe ‘Save Democracy Day’, to hold protests across India

Congress Party has decided to observe a ‘Save Democracy Day’ in protest against the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s “collusion with the BJP”, by inviting BS Yeddyurappa to take the oath of office despite falling short of the required mandate.

The party will hold protests across state capitals and district headquarters.

Accusing the Governor of “undermining the dignity of his office’ the Congress said, “The dangerous precedent strikes at the very heart of India’s democracy and portends grave consequences for all forthcoming election.”

The party has decided that all the PCC presidents and senior leaders will lead a delegation to the Governors in their state and hand over memorandums urging the President of India to safeguard democratic principles and sanctity of constitution.

On Thursday, in his first public address since the Karnataka poll results, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that the Constitution is under severe attack and BJP-RSS is capturing every democratic institution in the country.

Referring to the recent happening in Karnataka, the Congress president, who was speaking in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur, went on to say that such things “happens in countries like Pakistan”.

Earlier during the day, Rahul Gandhi and BJP Chief Amit Shah locked horns on twitter as Gandhi termed BJP’s actions in the state as ‘a mockery of the constitution’. Shah responded by saying that what Congress Party has done is ‘murder of democracy’


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