Bangalore: The BJP government in Karnataka
Monday adopted a resolution in the Legislative Assembly, strongly condemning the police action against Baba Ramdev and sought a high-level enquiry into it.
The resolution, moved by Minister for Labour and
Sericulture B N Bache Gowda, termed the crackdown as "heinous"
and said it hurt the sentiments of people.
Ramdev is the "voice" of people against corruption, it said, adding that the House "severely condemns the action against him and seeks a high-level enquiry."
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said the Centre should
accept and respect the issues raised by Anna Hazare and
Ramdev. "Ramdev has the support of the entire nation."
BJP state unit President and MLA K S Eshwarappa described
the incident at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi as a "black day for
the country". He said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA
Chairperson Sonia Gandhi should tender a public apology for
Independent MLA P M Narendra Swamy and BJP`s C T Ravi, who
also spoke on the resolution, severely criticised the
Opposition benches were vacant as both Congress and JDS
boycotted the session. While JDS has stayed away from the
beginning of the session on June 2, the Congress kept off
proceedings from last Friday.
Both have been demanding resignation of the chief minister
and Speaker K G Bopaiah, contending that the Supreme Court had
passed strictures in the case of disqualification of 16 MLAs
by the Speaker.