Assembly session sans ruckus

Assembly session sans ruckus

The members, especially those belonging to the opposition parties, entered the Assembly as per the rules. Some even cracked jokes with the watch and ward personnel, some of them whom they were thrashed black and blue on Monday.

City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari, whose entry into the Assembly caused heated exchange of words, was in uniform outside the hall busy overseeing security measures.
All members had taken their seats before 10.45 am. When the Speaker K G Bopaiah arrived at 11.05 am, all stood up as a mark of respect. None of the opposition members, including the leaders, raised their voice demanding a discussion.

Leader of the opposition Siddaramaiah gently requested the Speaker to allow for the discussion on the motion, but he did not press for it. None of them objected when the Speaker rejected the appeal.

The ruling party members tried to taunt the opposition members when Siddaramaiah noted that unruly scenes would not have occurred had the civil police not entered the House. However, the opposition members remained silent.

Even during the division of votes the proceedings were orderly and the vote was taken through head count by senior officers of the Assembly Secretariat.