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Wednesday 16 May 2018 10.26 AM

Yechuri cites Jaitley 'old tweet' to remind rules for hung assembly

Sitaram Yechuri, Arun Jaitely, hung assembly

New Delhi: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on last day said that the single largest parties in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya were not invited to form government and the same rules should be followed in Karnataka.

"BJP govt appointed Governors didn't invite Single Largest Party in either Goa, 2017 (INC, 17 out of 40 seats), Manipur 2017 (INC 28 of 60) or Meghalaya 2018 (INC 21 out of 60). Union ministers gave arguments supporting them.

The precedent is there to follow, right? "Same 'rules' followed when state governments were formed in Goa, Manipur and Bihar recently, must be followed now. Sauce for the goose must be sauce for the gander! JD(S)-Congress are together, past the majority mark & must be called to form the govt and take the floor test," Yechury wrote

In his tweet, he also refereed to a tweet by senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley in which he had said that a majority coalition should be allowed to prove that it has the numbers to form a government in case of a fractured mandate."In a hung assembly, if majority of the elected MLAs form a coalition, the government would be constitutionally right in inviting the leader of the majority coalition to form the government and prove their majority within a short period," Jaitley had tweeted.

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