New Delhi: Condemning the unruly scenes in the Assembly of his home state Karnataka on Tuesday, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Friday said he was "distressed" to see the unprecedented pandemonium which was a "blot" on the fair name of Karnataka.
Krishna, a former chief minister and Speaker of
Karnataka, said many outsiders had entered the Assembly and
criticised Speaker K G Bopaiah for allowing such a scenario.
"What happened on that day in the Assembly was a blot
on the fair name of Karnataka," he said during an interaction
with journalists when asked to comment on developments that
took place during vote of confidence of the Yeddyurappa
government on October 12.
"The way the session was conducted, all kinds of
people getting in... Assembly hall was overcrowded. I was
distressed that such a thing should have happened," he said
and added that the Speaker should have maintained decorum.
He pointed out that the world sees Karnataka through
Bangalore, which is IT capital, and such events do not augur