Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday met governor Satyapal Malik to stake claim to form the government in the state. The move came in the backdrop of recent Karnataka election result where being the single largest party, BJP, was called to form the government.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders, led by former CM and current Leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, along with the MLAs of Congress and groups in their camp claimed the support of 111 MLAs.
During the meeting with the governor, Yadav demanded that RJD, being the single largest party in the state and also constituting the single largest pre-poll alliance should be invited to form government. “We said that we have 111 MLAs together and if we are asked for floor test, we are confident of winning, as more legislators are likely to vote in our favour,” he told reporters outside the Raj Bhavan.
The congress said there should not be two set of rules and two constitutions in the country. Tejaswi Yadav argued that if Karnataka Governor’s decision was proper of inviting single largest party to form the government, then the same should apply to Bihar as well.
Karnataka elections result for 222 out of 224 constituencies came on May 15. It resulted in the hung assembly with BJP conquering 104 seats while Congress retained 78 and JD(S) 38. Later Congress and JD(S) struck an alliance and claimed numbers on their side.
However, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala called the BJP as the the single largest party to form the government with BS Yeddyurappa as CM.