Belagavi: The Karnataka Legislative Assembly was on Tuesday rocked by protests as the opposition BJP marched into the well of the House demanding resignation of state minister K J George, who has been booked by the CBI in a case relating to the death of a police official. The second day of the winter session was marred by charges and counter-charges between treasury and opposition benches, with the BJP demanding George's resignation until the CBI probe is completed. The state government rejected the demand and accused the BJP of playing politics on the issue.
BJP disrupts K'taka Assembly proceedings
As Speaker K B Koliwad rejected the BJP's adjournment notice on the ground that the matter was pending before the CBI and there was no failure on part of the government on the issue, BJP members marched into the well of the House, raising slogans seeking George's resignation. Hitting out at the BJP for disrupting the House, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah alleged that the party was using the issue for "propaganda."
He alleged that the BJP was not interested in discussing issues of public interest.
Deputy SP Ganapathy (51) was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a room of a lodge in Madikeri in Kodagu district on July 7 last year, with the mystery surrounding it raising a huge controversy.