Bengaluru, May 17, 2018: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala should convene the Assembly quickly to settle the issue of majority as any delay would give elbow room for political parties to indulge in horse-trading, retired Supreme Court judge Justice N Santosh Hegde said on Wednesday.
"No party has got any majority and the happenings thereafter... I am not very happy because many unconstitutional methods are being tried to cobble up majority," the former Karnataka Lokayukta and Solicitor General of India told PTI.
"So, sooner the Governor calls the House and call upon the people to prove the majority, better it is," Justice Hegde said.
"Calling (B S) Yeddyurappa, you have an example of ... find basis from S R Bommai case where the Supreme Court has held the vote of confidence should be held only on the floor of Legislative Assembly and not outside, and single largest party should be called upon to prove majority," he said.
But there are examples like in Goa and Manipur, where "it’s been the other way round" - the party which was supposed to have majority (not the single largest party) was called upon to prove majority," Justice Hegde added.