Shiv Sena criticized the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in the state of Karnataka. Uddhav Thackeray-led Party further added that BJP will not be able to prove majority on the floor of the house.
Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena said, "BS Yeddyurappa has taken oath, but it's difficult to prove majority. The Governor should have called those who had maximum numbers."
Accusing the BJP of destroying democracy in the country, he said, "When this happens, people say, loktantra ki hatya ho gayi, lekin jab desh mein loktantra bacha hi nahi hai, toh hatya kiski hogi,"
The Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday 17 May 2018 at 9 am.
This came after a rare early morning hearing wherein the Supreme Court decided not to put a stay on the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa despite Congress and JD(S) plea for the same citing BJP's inadequate strength in the assembly to stake claim at forming the state government.
Though Governor of Karnataka invited the BJP to form the government, he has also given 15 days to the saffron party to prove its majority in the state assembly.
(With ANI inputs)