BJP Acted as 'Contract Killer' of Democracy: Congress Slams New Govt in Maharashtra
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that the Maharashtra governor did not make an effort to verify Devendra Fadnavis's claims of having the support of a majority of MLAs.
File photo of Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala. (Image: PTI)
New Delhi: Slamming the new government in Maharashtra as "illegitimate", the Congress on Saturday termed the swearing-in of BJP's Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister a black chapter in India's democracy and alleged that the state governor did not make effort to verify his claims of having support of a majority of MLAs.
Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP "scared" an "opportunist" Ajit Pawar, the NCP leader who has joined hands with the saffron party, and acted as "contract killer" of democracy.
Fadnavis had promised to put Ajit Pawar in jail but has made him deputy chief minister now, he said.
"November 23 will be marked as a black day, when the Constitution was crossed by a power-hungry BJP. They used an opportunistic Ajit Pawar and intimidated him with jail," he said.
"If this is not a murder of democracy, then what is this?" he said. "Last night, pages of the Constitution were torn and a chief minister was administered oath in the night. Karnataka, Goa, Haryana, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh...the legacy continues."
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