Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to criticize the BJP, who he said has acted unfairly in the Karnataka election that was held last week. The results of the Assembly Election, which were out on Tuesday, showed the following numbers. BJP was in the lead with 104 seats, Congress with 78, and JD(S) with 38 seats. Combined with the JD(S), Congress, who had formed an alliance with HD Kumaraswamy, party president and son of former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, surpassed the BJP in numbers. However, Governor Vajubhai Vala had ruled that BJP candidate for chief minister, BS Yeddyurappa must be sworn in.

In response to that Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to lambast the governor, who he suggested was in cahoots with the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.

Rahul Gandhi said that the Centre, with Modi’s nod, is making a mockery of the constitution. “The BJP’s irrational insistence that it will form a government in Karnataka, even though it clearly doesn’t have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution. This morning, while the BJP celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy,” he said on Twitter.

Indian citizens who responded to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet said that his party should consciously stop “horse-trading” and accept defeat gracefully. Rahul Gandhi was lambasted for encouraging the Congress in Karnataka to going hands with the JD(S) and declare Kumaraswamy as the chief minister even though he only had 38 seats. A man who has the least number of seats does not deserve to be the chief minister, they said, criticizing the unjust alliance.

“To all who are shouting, " It’s the murder of democracy" A man with 37 MLAs wants to become Chief Minister of Karnataka. Isn't this murder of democracy?” asked a user on Twitter.

“We eagerly await the demise of Congress. 2 more states to go! Already getting the obituary ready. Finally, the nation will break free from the shackles of the fake Gandhi dynasty that has treated the poor subjects and citizens of India as their slaves as if the Prime Minister post is their birthright,” said Dr. Nishi Singh, a user on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Congress has appealed to the Supreme Court. The Court, however, will accept only the following: Data certified by the Election Commission: BJP-104, Congress -78, JD(S)-37. The 116 as shown by the coalition is not certified by anybody. The signatures could be false. The Supreme Court will not accept pieces of paper.

“I am surprised at opposition which has no issues related to common men and all are just following Congress party to save Rahul Gandhi which is ridiculous.

They should note the present status of Congress party and next number will be theirs in 2019.

The mandate of the people of Karnataka was clear. The Congress and JD(S) were down in the dumps, said Gaurav Bhatia, National Spokesperson for the BJP.

“Having appealed to the Supreme Court for governor’s decision in the state, the Congress is staging a sit-in and spreading unrest without waiting for the court’s final verdict. Out of power, they show have no respect for any institution and its decisions,” said a BJP supporter.

“The Constitution is supreme and everybody is equal in the eyes of law. So why are the laws not equally applied in all the states of the country?” asked advocate Waris Pathan, MLA, AIMIM.

The Congress in Karnataka and RJD in Bihar are desperate to come to power. But they don't have the numbers. They're crying foul, said Sunil Kumar Singh, a JD(U) leader.

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