New Delhi: Congress on Thursday slammed as
"vitiated" and "subverted" the vote of confidence won by the B
S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka Assembly.
"The vote of confidence won by the Yedyurappa
government is a vitiated and a subverted vote," Party
spokesperson Manish Tiwari told reporters here.
He said the Leader of Opposition in Karnataka had
requested the Speaker to wait for the High Court decision on
disqualification of 16 MLAs before seeking the trust vote.
"However, the intent of BJP from day one was to
convert a minority government into a majority government and
by using money and muscle power, BJP has been able to prove
its majority in this vitiated vote of confidence," Tiwari
Responding to a volley of queries on the role of
Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj in the entire episode, he said
the constitutional or any other crisis created in Karnataka is
the direct result of internal politics of BJP and the
patronage the state government extended to illegal mining and
other such activities during its tenure.
Referring to the petition before the Karnataka High
Court regarding the disqualification of MLAs, Tiwari said,
"Whatever be the result of the vote of confidence, it is
subject to the final decision of the court."