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Maharashtra Governor’s move politically motivated: Congress

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New Delhi, Nov 12 : The Congress on Tuesday slammed Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshiyari’s move of recommending President’s rule in the state without giving the stipulated time to the stakeholders and not inviting the Congress when he called all the other parties.

“Governor Koshiyari has committed a grave travesty of the democracy & made a mockery of the Constitutional process in recommending President’s Rule in Maharashtra. Four grave violations of the Constitutional Scheme, as expressed in SR Bommai judgment, stand out,” Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a series of tweets.

“In absence of any single party having majority In Maharashtra, Guv should have called Single largest pre poll alliance i.e BJP-Shiv Sena together, then Second largest post poll alliance i.e Congress-NCP.”

Surjewala also questioned the Governor for not calling the Congress.

“In case Guv called individual parties, why did he not call INC? And above all; Why the completely arbitrary allotment of time? 48 hours to BJP, 24 hrs to Sena & not even 24 hours to NCP, before the President’s Rule,” he said, terming the move “unashamedly dishonest & politically motivated”.

Another Congress leader and senior lawyer Abhisehk Manu Singhvi said, “Governor of Maharashtra cannot give 48 hours to #ShivaSena for #MaharashtraGovtFormation but BJP can avail 5 weeks in other states is an arbitrary use of power by the Governor. This is what happens when constitutional posts are used to further political motivations.”

The Shiv Sena has moved the Supreme Court, seeking a hearing against the Maharashtra Governor’s decision not allocating three days to get letters of support from the NCP and the Congress to stake claim on formation of the government.

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday recommended the President rule on the report of the Governor invoking Article 356 of the constitution in the state.

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After defeat, Dinesh Gundu Rao resigns as KPCC president

The BJP had fielded 11 Congress and 3 JD-S defectors to wrest the seats from the opposition parties.

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Bengaluru, Dec 9 : Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday tendered his resignation to the party chief Sonia Gandhi, after the party suffered a massive defeat in the by-elections.

“Taking moral responsibility, I am resigning as the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president,” said Rao at the Congress office.

Rao said that the Congress thought people will not favour the defectors, yet the BJP won.

“Operation Kamala has been ratified by the people,” said Rao, describing the way BJP attracted and fielded the disqualified Congress lawmakers.

The BJP had fielded 11 Congress and 3 JD-S defectors to wrest the seats from the opposition parties.

Rao said he will meet Congress president and submit a detailed report about the party’s rout in the bypolls.

Earlier, following a humiliating defeat in the by-elections, Siddaramaiah also resigned as the leader of opposition in state Assembly.

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Karnataka: Siddaramaiah resigns as leader of opposition

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Karnataka: Siddaramaiah resigns as leader of opposition

Siddaramaiah, Congress: As a leader of legislative party, I need to respect democracy. I have resigned as Congress Legislative Party leader. I have submitted my resignation to Sonia Gandhi Ji. #KarnatakaBypolls

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Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP for onion, petrol price rise

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New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has slammed the government for rise in onion and petrol prices. The price of petrol crossed Rs 75 mark and that of onion has risen to Rs 200 a kg in some parts of the country, according to reports.

Priyanka Gandhi tweeted, “The inflation has made the life of common man worse, prices of onion have crossed Rs 200 in some parts and petrol has crossed Rs 75, but the BJP government is in sleeping mode”.

The prices of essential commodities including the onion which is an important vegetable in Indian Household, have been moving north for quite some time.

Last week Parliament saw a heated debate on the issue of onion price between the treasury and opposition benches, mainly the Congress, with its leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury making remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman.

Chowdhury said, “There is a fire inside the markets across the whole country as the prices of all items have been increasing, especially onion. Centre imports onion on the price of Rs 67 per kg which it is being sold in the market at the price of Rs 130-140 per kg,”

The government says that the price of onion is rising due to unseasonal rain which damaged the crops in many parts of the country. The imported onion will only be available by the first or second week of January.

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