'CM, speaker's ouster our agenda'

Talking to reporters at a press meet here on Monday, he said the Congress party was yet to decide on attending the upcoming session. The meeting will chalk out a strategy.

“Our demand seeking resignation of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and Speaker Bopaiah will stay even if we attend the Assembly. The Supreme Court has itself passed a strong strictures against the CM and the Speaker for misusing the constitutional authority by dismissing the 18 MLAs. The Congress party will stick to its demand asking the CM and the Speaker to quit,” Siddaramaiah said.

Allegations denied

He dismissed allegations of Chief Minister Yeddyurappa that Opposition blocked the progress of the state through their non cooperation and said it was BJP’s own party leaders, ministers and MLAs who created trouble for Yeddyurappa and not the Congress party or its leaders. Listing out the failures of government, he said the outcome of the by-elections do not mean that BJP government enjoyed popular support. These polls were won by means of money and muscle power.

“The electorate will teach a lesson to government in next general elections,” he added.

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