K`taka Speaker sets up panel to probe House ruckus
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 20:24
Bangalore: Karnataka Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah on Thursday set up a Legislature Committee to probe into unruly incidents in the state Assembly during which some ruling BJP members, including few ministers entered into an altercation with Opposition members.

The legislature committee would be headed by BJP MLA Srikanth Kulkarni. M P Kumaraswamy, Krishna Byregowda, S R Vishwanath and S K Basavarajan would be other members of the panel, which has been asked to submit its findings in a month's time, legislature secretariat sources said.

During the special session called to discuss illegal mining issue in July, BJP MLA H T Suresh, nephew of Health Minister B Sreeramulu, had made certain remarks that were objected to by Opposition Congress and JDS members.

Following a subsequent uproar in the House, Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy and his supporters challenged Congress leaders to visit Bellary and that they would be "taught a lesson".

Amidst continuing war of words, Congress leader Siddaramaiah accepted the challenge and announced that he would undertake a 'Padayatra' from Bangalore to Bellary to expose illegal mining in the state.

Siddaramaiah later led a 320 km padayatra and the Congress held a massive rally in Bellary in August.


First Published: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 20:24

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