BJP will not let smooth functioning of session unless George resigns: Shettar

BJP will not let smooth functioning of session unless George resigns: Shettar

Leader of Opposition in Assembly Jagadish Shettar on Sunday reiterated that the party legislators will not let Winter Session of legislature function smoothly if Minister K J George, accused in DySP M K Ganapathy suicide case, is not removed before the start of the session.

Speaking to reporters here on Sunday, Shettar said, "The BJP is keen to discuss development issues during the session in Belagavi. But the onus is on the state government to create a right ambience for smooth proceedings by removing George from the ministry."

He said that issues pertaining to sugarcane price and Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Bill among others will be raised in the session.

When asked whether the party would raise the Lingayat issue during the session, Shettar said, "The party will not raise Lingayat issue during the session as it is not a matter of public interest. It (campaign demanding separate tag for Lingayat) is a Congress ploy to divide the society."

Meanwhile, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra has urged the opposition not to disrupt the Winter Session, reports DHNS from Sirsi.
Reacting to a query on the BJP's move to disrupt the session over George's resignation, the minister said, " The BJP leaders are busy with Parivartan Yatre rally. Let them play politics on streets. The BJP legislators should let the session function smoothly."

"Bill reserving promotions for SC/ST employees will be tabled in the House during Belagavi session. Following the discussions, the government will take an appropriate decision on the said issue," the minister said.

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