When JD(S) took the government head on...

Party MLAs go on rampage in the Assembly
Last Updated 11 October 2010, 17:21 IST

The party members were enraged with the Speaker’s decision to disqualify 16 rebel MLAs, aborting their attempts to defeat the ruling party in the confidence vote.

The JD(S) members, including Zameer Ahmed Khan, Puttaraju and Krishnappa were so furious with the ruling party’s strategy to disqualify the rebels that they along with five disqualified independent members, went on a rampage. They broke furniture, manhandled the security personnel and tore attendance register into pieces, leading to utter chaos.

Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy-led JD(S) had taken an aggressive stand in its efforts to pull down the Yeddyurappa government. And the party headed by H D Deve Gowda did not try to hide the fact that it is behind the political turmoil in the State.

Kumaraswamy made it amply clear when he rushed to Goa to prevent the BJP rebels from having second thoughts.

He held prolonged parleys with the rebels and succeeded in ensuring that they do not return to their party fold. The JD(S) had planned its strategy so well that it whisked away all rebel MLAs from a Goa resort under the nose of Tourism Minister Janardhan Reddy and Goa BJP leaders.

Later, the party kept the rebels in its safe custody. It arranged for the transportation of the rebels from Goa to Chennai, where Kumaraswamy addressed the media, on Sunday, along with the rebel MLAs. He admitted that his party took so much trouble only to oust the ‘corrupt’ government.

However, the principal Opposition Congress had maintained a distance from the entire development but when it came to creating ruckus in the House, it was with the JD(S).

The BJP rebels, including five independents, have almost identified themselves with the JD(S). It was the JD(S) which kept the rebels in an undisclosed locations and brought five disqualified independents to the House on Monday. Zameer, as usual, brought the party MLAs and the independents into Vidhana Soudha in a bus.

The JD(S) organised the rebellion in the BJP cashing in on the discontent among the ruling party MLAs over the recent Cabinet reshuffle.

The operation “Oust Yeddyurappa government,” was planned soon after the Cabinet reshuffle. Unlike the Congress, the party has taken the ruling BJP head-on on every single issue.

(Published 11 October 2010, 17:20 IST)

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