MLAs who switch should be banned from contesting polls for one term: Omar Abdullah | India News
He was apparently referring to the post-poll state of affairs in Karnataka the place the BJP has staked declare to kind the federal government regardless of being seven in need of easy majority.
Alternatively, JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy additionally has staked declare to kind the federal government with Congress’ assist as the 2 events have a mixed power of 115 MLAs.
“Merely disqualifying defecting MLAs is not sufficient to cease horse buying and selling since most of them come again with a mandate of their newly-discovered get together. They need to be barred from preventing elections for a interval of not lower than one time period,” he tweeted.
The Nationwide Convention chief additionally defended the Congress’ ways in Karnataka, reminding the critics concerning the function performed by the BJP in Goa and Manipur final 12 months.
“Whether or not the Congress manages to kind a authorities by supporting JD(S) or not, they should not be criticised for making an attempt. The BJP can be doing precisely the identical factor if the positions have been reversed,” Abdullah mentioned.
“What concerning the different states the place the BJP sneaked in via the again door? What’s sauce for the goose have to be sauce for the gander,” he mentioned.