Karnataka House committee issues notice to Opposition MLAs

The Legislative Committee appointed by Karnataka Speaker K G Bopaiah to go into the unruly scenes during the trust vote on October 11, on Thursday issued notices to 15 MLAs belonging to Opposition Congress and JDS.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 19:22 PM IST

Bangalore: The Legislative Committee
appointed by Karnataka Speaker K G Bopaiah to go into the
unruly scenes during the trust vote on October 11, on Thursday
issued notices to 15 MLAs belonging to Opposition Congress and
JDS.
The committee, headed by BJP MLA Appachu Ranjan, in
its notice, has asked these MLAs to appear before it on
October 28, Legislature secretariat sources said.

Those who got the notices are Puttaraju, Zameer Ahmed
Khan, Bandeppa Kashempur, M T Krishnappa, H C Balakrishna, K P
Bacchegowda, K Raju (all JDS), N A Harris, B K Sangameshwar,
Suresh Gowda, H P Manjunath, U T Khader, P M Ashok, Rahim Khan
and Kakasab Patil.

Pandemonium prevailed in the House on October 11 when
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa moved a trust motion.

Sixteen rebel MLAs were disqualified by Bopaiah a few
hours before the proceedings and in unprecedented scenes,
police were brought into the Assembly to control the situation
that went out of hands with police and marshals clashing with
the legislators.
The confidence motion was declared carried by voice
vote by Bopaiah. Governor H R Bhardwaj had called it
unconstitutional and recommended President`s rule. However,
he then decided to give a second opportunity to Yeddyurappa to
prove his majority on October 14 which was passed by 106 votes
in favour and 100 against in a truncated assembly.

PTI