Updated: December 15, 2020 8:33:46 PM
Hours later chaos erupted at the Karnataka Legislative Council with lawmakers manipulating SL Dharmegowda vice-president, BS chief minister Yediyurappa on Tuesday urged Council President K Prathapchandra Shetty to “resign immediately” saying he did not represent the majority in the upper house.
The CM said that the events that took place in the Chamber were “unprecedented in the history of India”. “I saw the vice-president of the Chamber being dragged by his own. There is no better example of the culture of Congress. The president should have resigned at least then, “he said.
“With the members (the Council) of the JD (S) openly saying that they are with the BJP and no longer support Congress, the president had to resign, out of his own knowledge, that he no longer has a majority in the House,” he added. .
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A joint delegation of BJP and JD (S) lawmakers met with Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to file a formal complaint in this regard.
Ministers Laxman Savadi, Basavaraj Bommai, R Ashok, JC Madhuswamy and MLCs Ramesh Gowda, Basavaraj Horatti and Puttana Shetty were among those who met with the governor and called on President K Prathapchandra Shetty to resign. loss of trust without a majority in the Chamber. “
Meanwhile, Congress claimed that BJP-JD (S) lawmakers “blocked” the president from opposing him to enter the House in a hurry to convene a session with the vice president in the chair.
“They (BJP-JDS) tried to start the meeting just before the long bell disappeared, with the vice president. This shows that the BJP does not have respect and faith in the Constitution and the system of democracy, “said MLC Prakash Rathod of Congress.
Reacting to the accusation, Yediyurappa said: “He (Shetty) would have continued if we did not have a majority. While JD (S) clarified that the vice president will be seated, the question should be asked whether Congress has a majority today and not whether the bell will ring. “
Lawmakers from all parties are now holding separate consultations to plan the next move. Placement of the litigation anti-slaughter cow bill it is also in limbo today due to heated developments.
In the Karnataka Council, the BJP is the largest party with 31 members, followed by Congress with 29 members, including the president. While JD (S) has 14 members, an independent MLC is currently a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council.
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