Turmoil in Karnataka assembly: CM seeks chairman to resign; BJP, JD (S) legislators meet P&L

Posted by Ralph Alex Arakal | Bengaluru |

Updated: December 15, 2020, 8:33:46 pm

A joint delegation of BJP-JD (S) legislators met with Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to make a formal complaint on the matter.

hours later Chaos broke out in the Legislative Council of Karnataka While lawmakers abused deputy spokesman SL Dharmegowda, Prime Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday called on council chairman K Prathapchandra Shetty to “resign immediately” and state that he does not represent the majority in the upper house.

The CM said the events that took place in the house were “unprecedented in the history of India”. “We saw the Vice Chairman of the House being pulled from him. There is no better example of the culture of Congress. The chairman should at least have resigned then, ”he said.

“Since (Council) members of the JD (S) openly said that they were with the BJP and no longer supported Congress, the chairman had to resign to the best of his knowledge that he no longer had a majority in the house,” he added.

A joint delegation of BJP and JD (S) lawmakers met with Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to lodge a formal complaint on the matter.

Ministers Laxman Savadi, Basavaraj Bommai, R. Ashok, JC Madhuswamy and MLCs Ramesh Gowda, Basavaraj Horatti and Puttana Shetty were among those who met the governor and asked Chairman K Prathapchandra Shetty to step down from the post “because of the trust had lost the majority in the house with no “

Meanwhile, Congress claimed that the BJP-JD (S) legislature had “blocked” the chairman who resisted entering the house to rush the meeting with the vice chairman in the seat.

“They (BJP-JDS) tried to start the meeting before the long bell rang by having the vice-chairman in the seat. This shows that BJP has no respect and no trust in the constitution and the system of democracy, ”said Congress MLC Prakash Rathod.

In response to the claim, Yediyurappa said, “He (Shetty) would have continued if we hadn’t had a majority. While the JD (S) had made it clear that the Vice-Chair would sit, it should be questioned whether Congress had a majority today and not whether the bell was ringing. “

Legislators from all parties are now holding separate consultations to plan the next step. Filing the controversial Anti-Cow Slaughter Act is also currently in limbo due to the heated developments.

In the Karnataka Council, the BJP is the largest single party with 31 members, followed by the Congress with 29 members, including the chairman. While the JD (S) has 14 members, an independent MLC is currently also part of the Karnataka Legislative Council.

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