New Delhi, Nov 24: Charging the BJP of indulging in 'deplorable political immorality to grab power at any cost' in Maharashtra, AICC General secretary K C Venugopal on Saturday said that sooner than later, the 'illegally-installed' BJP government in Maharashtra would have to step down in dishonour.
In a statement issued here, Mr Venugopal said the Congress would fight against this 'illegal and corrupt political treachery carried out by misusing power and violating all constitutional provisions, by all means'.
'They (BJP) have shown deplorable political immorality to grab power at any cost and the Congress will fight against this illegal and corrupt political treachery carried out by misusing power and violating all constitutional provisions, by all means.
Developments since morning indicate that BJP will get a huge setback soon for the political horse trading they have orchestrated in Maharashtra. Unable to prove majority, Mr Fadnavis will have to step down shamefully after the Floor Test in the Legislative Assembly.
'Sooner than later, the illegally-installed BJP government in Maharashtra will have to step down in dishonour,' Mr Venugopal predicted.
Alleging that the political machinations in Maharashtra were carried out at the instance if Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, he said 'It was more than apparent that the Prime Minister and other BJP leaders were directly involved in this murder of democracy.'
Predicting that the newly-formed government in Maharashtra will be 'short lived', he said, 'Only a few NCP MLAs have fallen in the trap of BJP. All other MLAs of Congress and NCP are with us. This unholy and corrupt political alliance will fall before long.' Charging Governor Koshyari of working at the instance of the BJP, he said,'the Chief Minister was sworn in disgracefully under the cover of darkness.
Mr Fadnavis and Mr Ajit met the Governor only last night and consequently, the President Rule was withdrawn without having a Cabinet meeting. 'The Governor invited Mr Fadnavis, without having any clear clue on the numbers they have,' he added. (UNI)