HDK's words spark ire

Minister R Ashok said unparliamentary words were used against the CM by a former CM (meaning HDK) at a press conference on Tuesday.

Earlier, in the day Yeddyurappa himself raised the issue stating, “Allow Revanna to speak on the issue and let all the details come out.”

Minister B N Bachegowda said that he has submitted a notice to the Speaker allowing him to move a privilege motion against Kumaraswamy for making irresponsible and derogatory statements that affect credibility, reputation and dignity of the office of the CM. Gowda demanded the Chair to summon Kumaraswamy to the House and admonish him. Ashok is also a signatory to the notice.

H C Balakrishna (JDS) said that it was not a matter to be discussed in the House. “If you  wish to counter him, you can do it outside the House”, he said. Then there was a heated debate between Bachegowda and Balakrishna for quite sometime.

Speaker Jagadish Shettar repeatedly said that he would decide about the admissibility of the notice given by the ministers later. Unmindful of his statement, barring the ministers, the rest of the BJP members walked towards the well of the House to stage a dharna. But the Speaker reminded them that the ruling party members should not enter the well.

When the verbal duel went on creating chaos and confusion, the Speaker adjourned the House twice. But the chief minister said he was not expecting an apology from either Kumaraswamy or Revanna, and requested the Chair to allow Revanna to speak on the coal issue.

In the melee, Minister Ashok read out a statement which he termed it as the resolution. But the same did not go into the official records as per the direction by the Speaker. When there was no sight of normlacy returning, the Speaker adjourned the House sine die.

DH News Service

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