Updated: December 15, 2020 8:33:46 PM
Hours later chaos erupted at the Karnataka Legislative Council with lawmakers dealing with deputy speaker SL Dharmegowda, prime minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday asked council president K Prathapchandra Shetty to “resign immediately” saying he had failed to 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-president of the House dragged by his. There is no better example to indicate the culture of Congress. The president should have resigned at least then, ”he said.
“With (council) members of the JD (S) openly saying they are with the BJP and no longer support Congress, the president had to resign on 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 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 demanded President K Prathapchandra Shetty resign from office “to lose confidence” without a majority in the House. “
Meanwhile, Congress claimed that BJP-JD (S) lawmakers “blocked” the president resisting him from entering the House to hastily convene the session with the vice president on the chair.
“They (BJP-JDS) tried to start the session even before the long bell got the vice president on the seat. This shows that BJP has no respect and faith in the Constitution and the system of democracy,” MLC said of the Congress. Prakash Rathod.
Reacting to the accusation, Yediyurappa said, “He (Shetty) would have continued if we had not had a majority. While the JD (S) explained that the vice president will sit, one must question whether Congress has the majority today and not whether the bell rings . “
Lawmakers from all parties are now holding consultations separately to plan the next move. The putting on of the contentious anti-bovine slaughter proposal is also in limbo today, due to the hot developments.
In the Karnataka Council, the BJP is the largest party with 31 members, followed by the Congress with 29 members including the president. While the JD (S) has 14 members, an independent MLC is also currently part of the Karnataka Legislative Council.
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