JD(S) workers vent ire against rebel MLAs

JD(S) workers vent ire against rebel MLAs

YSV Datta and N H Konaraddi had a harrowing time pacifying workers

JD(S) workers vent ire against rebel MLAs

The JD(S) workers expressed their ire against the “betrayal” by eight rebels at the party convention in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Party workers tore a banner with a picture of K Gopalaiah, one of eight rebels who had cross-voted in the polls to the Rajya Sabha, and his wife Bengaluru City Deputy Mayor Hemalatha. Workers raised slogans against the legislator.

A few workers gathered near the stage saying that they will not allow the convention to start till an announcement was made that the rebels had been expelled. MLAs YSV Datta and N H Konaraddi had a tough time in pacifying the irked workers.

A group of party workers in Nagamangala of Mandya district went a step further. They circulated the ‘11th day card’ (uttarakriyadi patrike) of Nagamangala MLA Cheluvarayaswamy and Srirangapatna MLA N Ramesh Bandisiddegowda in the social media network like Whatsapp and Facebook.

‘Sale of votes’

In the invitation cards of the obsequies ceremony of the legislators in question, the  grieving JD(S) members of Nagamangala and Srirangapatna Vidhana Sabha stated that the rebels have sold their votes for cash and have left the world on June 11 and the after-death rituals will be held during the next Vidhana Sabha elections.

Meanwhile, B Chandrashekar, a JD(S) supporter of K Shettahalli Gram Panchayat said he will be lodging a missing complaint on Monday as MLA Ramesh Bandisiddegowda has gone missing from Saturday afternoon.

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