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Now, Ram Jethmalani approaches SC against Karnataka's Governor decision

17 May 2018 | By Shalini Ojha
Jethmalani approaches Supreme Court against Karnataka Governor's decision

Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani, on Thursday, approached the Supreme Court, challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai's decision to invite BJP's Yeddyurappa to form the government.

Jethmalani said by doing so, the Governor has openly invited corruption.

He has approached the SC in his personal capacity.

Yeddyurappa took oath as the 23rd CM of Karnataka earlier today, despite winning only 104 seats in the elections held recently.

In context: Jethmalani approaches Supreme Court against Karnataka Governor's decision

17 May 2018Now, Ram Jethmalani approaches SC against Karnataka's Governor decision

DetailsGovernor's decision gross abuse of constitutional power: Ram Jethmalani

"The governor's order is a gross abuse of the constitutional power and this has brought disrepute to the constitutional office he has been holding," said Ram Jethmalani in his plea.

He maintained he did not come in support or against any party.

CJI Dipak Misra accepted his submission. He has directed three-judge special bench who heard the matter on Wednesday night, to re-assemble tomorrow.

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