Siddu, Eshwarappa spar in Council over Ganapathi suicide

Siddu, Eshwarappa spar in Council over Ganapathi suicide

Siddu, Eshwarappa spar in Council over Ganapathi suicide

Leader of the Opposition K S Eshwarappa dubbing the ruling dispensation as a “killer government” led to a war of words between him and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the Legislative Council on Thursday.

The BJP and JD(S) members were continuing their dharna demanding the resignation of Bengaluru Development Minister K J George in the DySP M K Ganapathi suicide case. When the House assembled at 11.30 am, Home Minister G Parameshwara said the government is ready to furnish a reply on the discussion on the case. Siddaramaiah too was present in the Council.

However, the BJP members led by Eshwarappa stated that they will not allow proceedings till George tenders his resignation. “We do not want replies, we want resignation of George....You are trying to protect George..This is nothing but a killer government”, Eshwarappa said. As pandemonium prevailed, Chairman D H Shankaramurthy adjourned the House.

When the House reassembled, Eshwarappa continued with his “killer government” tirade. A visibly enraged Siddaramaiah shouted at the top of his voice, “Send this person out of the House........,” pointing towards Eshwarappa. 

Eshwarappa, who was taken aback by the sudden outburst, hit back saying, “Who are you to send me out ..............You keep such behaviour to your house”.

Siddaramaiah said the Opposition was trying to hijack the proceedings of the House. As the din continued, Shankaramurthy adjourned the House for the day.

George reacts
Meanwhile, George on Thursday too continued with his argument that he had no role in the suicide of Ganapathi. There is no evidence to prove that he had harassed the officer, he added.

While interacting with the media, George denied speculation in the media that the Congress high command has summoned him to Delhi.

He reiterated that the question of him resigning as the minister does not arise. Like Siddaramaiah, George too accused the opposition parties of politicising the Ganapathi
suicide issue.

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