Ram Jethmalani, the renowned senior lawyer, has filed a petition in supreme court against Karnataka’s governor decision to let the BJP party form government in the state. He has termed the action as “gross abuse of constitutional power”. A hearing, with a bench of three judges, led by Justice A K Misra has been scheduled for Friday. The petition was first examined by a bench that involved the CJI Dipak Misra. Jethmalani said that Governor’s decision has caused disrespect to the constitutional office that he resides in. He has been asked to submit his petition on May 18, when the court is going to hear the complaints made Congress and Janta Dal Secular party.
It seems that Jethmalani is not in support of the opposition parties, but has objections with the governor’s decision, which he deems as being unconstitutional. The petition comes after the supreme court refused to put a halt on the swearing in of B.S Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Congress and Janta Dal Secular party had attempt to stop the process by knocking at the door of supreme court at night yesterday.
BJP led by the majority of seats in the Karnataka elections 2018, with 104 seats. Congress was only able to achieve 78 seats and the JDS had to make do with 37.