Council staff's plight has members in splits

Council staff's plight has members in splits

The dilemma of  a watch and ward staff personnel in the Legislative Council on Monday had the entire House burst into laughter.

It all happened when Leader of the Opposition K S Eshwarappa was repeatedly demanding that discussion on the Yellur incident in Belgaum, be taken up. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said it could be taken up only after the Question Hour. With the government unrelenting, Eshwarappa gathered a pile of newspapers and sought that Siddaramaiah read the headlines to realise the gravity of the issue.

Eshwarappa asked a  watch and ward staff (Byrappa) to take the bundle of newspapers and to give it to Siddaramaiah.

The chief minister promptly sent him back stating he had read the papers. Eshwarappa insisted that the papers be given to Siddaramaiah.

Comic timing

The comic plight of the employee going back and forth had the House burst into laughter.

Caught in a Catch-22 situation, Byrappa placed the pile of papers on the Deputy Chairman Puttanna’s table much to the amusement of the members including Siddaramaiah and Eshwarappa.

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