Bangalore: Congress Friday boycotted the
Karnataka Legislative Assembly to protest Speaker K G Bopaiah
disallowing its adjournment motion to debate the situation
arising out of the observations made by the Supreme Court
while quashing his order disqualifying 16 MLAs.
Congress, which staged a walkout yesterday after
Bopaiah declined permission to its leader Siddaramaiah to make
preliminary submissions, stayed away from the House.
The Congress continued consultations at its
Legislature Party meeting on whether to boycott the entire
extended budget session, but could not arrive at a decision.
Meanwhile, Congress members in the Upper House
participated in the session, where they have moved an
adjournment motion over observations made by the Supreme Court
against the Chief Minister in the MLAs` disqualification case.
Siddaramaiah said the CLP will meet again and elicit
views of all legislators on the next course of action the
party has to take.
The JDS has boycotted both the Houses.
Unmindful of the Opposition`s absence, the state
Assembly today conducted official business, including debate
on demands for grants pertaining to three departments with
ruling party members C T Ravi, Narasimha Naik and other taking
Three Bills -- The Karnataka Land Revenue (Amendment)
Bill, 2011, The Karnataka State Minorities Commission
(Amendment) Bill, 2011 and The Karnataka State Innovative
Universities Bill, 2011, were introduced in the Assembly.
The Speaker adjourned the House to Monday.