Cong-JD (S) should have waited for floor test outcome: AG
New Delhi: Attorney General K K Venugopal on Thursday criticised the Congress-JD (S) combine in the Supreme Court for taking the political battle of Karnataka to the judicial arena, saying the proper forum for them to contest the BJP's claim was the floor of the House.
The Attorney General said the plea challenging Karnataka Governor's decision to invite BJP to form government should not have been filed and they should have waited for outcome of floor test.
Venugopal, who vehemently opposed the plea seeking a stay of the swearing in ceremony, argued that the top court cannot question the Governor's discretion to call a party to form a government.
"The whole issue is a grey area subject to speculation. Let the matter be heard at length," he said.
A three-judge bench of Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan asked Venugopal on what basis Yeddyurappa has claimed stake to form government.
"When the other side has given letter of support signed by the members from Congress and JD (S), on what basis the BJP can say it has the majority? Arithmetic defies how this can happen," the bench asked Venugopal.