Karnataka Assembly pandemonium was `blot`: SM Krishna
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Last Updated: Friday, October 15, 2010, 21:46
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 well.


First Published: Friday, October 15, 2010, 21:46

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