The doors of minister’s cabins were however open. Their personal staff was busy decorating the doors. The staff in few chambers said their bosses had been to their constituencies to take part in Ayudha Pooja and Vijayadashami and would return only on Monday. The staff in Vidhana Soudha too were in no mood to attend to the official work. Many of them were busy preparing for Ayudha Pooja. The drivers washed their vehicles and conducted pooja.
The ministers have been away from the Vidhana Soudha for the past two weeks. They stopped attending their offices in the secretariat after a few MLAs left for Chennai and withdrew their support to the Yeddyurappa government. The ministers engaged themselves in quelling the rebellion.
Ashoka, Basavaraj Bommai, Umesh Katti, Janardhana Reddy, Sriramulu, Govind Karjol and others tried to pacify the rebels and bring them back to the party fold. As the Governor asked the Chief Minister to prove majority, all MLAs were shepherded to resorts. And, the ministers had a reason to avoid entering Vidhana Soudha.
They attended the special session on Thursday and most of them returned to their constituencies. After a long stay in the resorts, where they had little chances of using cellphones, the legislators preferred to enjoy ‘freedom’ visiting their families and constituencies.