Bengaluru: In an attempt to form the government, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today said if the Karnataka governor invites BJP to form the government, it would mean that he was “openly inviting horse trading, corruption and defection in the parties.” After meeting governor Vajubhai Vala, Azad reported that the Congress and JD (S) have adequate numbers to form the government and that the coalition would provide a stable government.

The threat

While talking to a leading daily Aaj Tak, Azad said that “If the governor refuses to call upon the Congress JDS coalition, then this might instigate bloodshed in the state..”

“Should honourable governor invite BJP that means you are openly inviting horse trading, inviting defection in the parties and under the constitution, as the head of the state of Karnataka, you should not…” Azad was reported saying.

The Congress leader said the BJP laying claim to form the government for being the single largest party holds no good.

“Because there is Supreme Court judgment in the case of Goa wherein the Congress emerged as the single largest party, but the BJP in coalition with small parties was able to show the adequate numbers,” Azad was reported saying.