Uproar in session as opposition demands George's resignation

Uproar in session as opposition demands George's resignation
The Legislative Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes with the BJP insisting that the party be allowed to make a preliminary submission to move an adjournment motion seeking the resignation of Bengaluru Development Minister K J George.

Soon after question hour, Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar said the party sought to move an adjournment motion seeking the resignation of George following the CBI filing an FIR against the minister in the DySP M K Ganapathi case.

Shettar said George had no right to continue in office till the CBI completes its investigation. The minister's continuation in office could lead to hampering evidence, he said.

The house witnessed the heated exchange of words between treasury and opposition members when Law Minister T B Jayachandra said that the BJP notice was faulty and should be rejected as the matter was sub-judice.

In his ruling, Speaker K B Koliwad rejected the notice of the BJP stating that the issue had already been discussed the issue during the previous session. 

BJP members trooped into the well of the House and staged a dharna even as Koliwad adjourned the House for launch

Bridge disparity in pay

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday informed the Legislative Assembly that the state government is committed to bridge the pay disparity between state and central government employees.

Replying to a question by Aihole D Mahalingappa (BJP), Siddaramaiah said the very purpose of the government to set up the 6th state pay commission is to suggest the quantum of revision in pay and allowances to state government employees.

The panel has sought time till January 31, 2018 to submit its report and the government will act appropriately immediately after the panel submits its recommendations.

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