All-night protest by Opposition enters second day

All-night protest by Opposition enters second day

All-night protest by Opposition enters second day

The day-night dharna by the BJP and the JD(S) in both the Houses of legislature entered its second day on Thursday.

The legislators are refusing to move out the legislature till Bengaluru Development Minister K J George resigns or is dropped from the Cabinet over the suicide of DySP M K Ganapathi.

Initially there was lack of enthusiasm among the legislators. They went home or to Legislators’ Home once the Houses were adjourned in the afternoon. But by evening, they were enthusiastic to meet, chat, walk and sit together and sing.

A well-balanced meal comprising chapathis, jowar roti, curry, dal, rice and fruits were provided to them. The legislature secretariat, like on Wednesday, had provided new pillows and bed-sheets. Once the agitation is over, these bedding materials would go the Legislators’ Home, the secretariat sources said.

Day One of the dharna went late into the night as members caught up with old times, watched TV, and sang bhajans.

In the Council lobby, BJP member Bhanu Prak-ash sang bhajans and was joined by other members. Another member Ramachandra Gowda chanted shlokas. The scene was ditto in the Assembly.

The early risers started their day at 6 am. Some did yoga. The secretariat had made arrangements for extra copies of newspapers. Breakfast included idli, vada and chow-chow bath, the legislators told the media.

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