'Contradictory speeches by Governor'

The BJP members in the Council, on Wednesday, flayed the Governor’s speech for making an ‘unnecessary’ attack on their regime between 2008 and 2013.  Leader of the Opposition, D V Sadananda Gowda, said that the Governor’s speeches, read in February and on June 3, contradicted each other over the law and order situation in the State.

“The Governor had said that the law and order situation was one of the best in the State in the recent past during our regime, in February. However, the same Governor’s speech in June has said that the law and order situation was at its lowest and that crime had increased in the past five years. How can that be?,” said Gowda.

“ We were demoted to being in the secondary position in the Lower House. When we have accepted the mandate with humility, why does the new government intend to reiterate this in the Governor’s address?” Gowda said. The BJP members asked Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to delete paragraphs four and 10, which suggest the shortcomings of the previous government and attack the BJP.

However, the government approved the speech late on Wednesday night. Following the reply from Siddaramaiah, justifying the ‘facts’ presented in the speech and giving clarifications to the Opposition’s questions, the BJP staged a walkout from the House.

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