Karnataka assembly adjourned till 4.30pm

Karnataka assembly adjourned till 4.30pm

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Though the Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved the motion for trust vote, the assembly witnessed the furore following the verbal fight between BJP and Congress-JD(S) MLAs.

After the heated discussions, Karnataka Assembly speaker Ramesh kumar has adjourned the assembly till 4.30 pm. It is learnt that speaker will meet attorney general to discuss about the difficult situation in the assembly as both the opposition and the ruling parties hurled accusations each other. ormer Chief Minister and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah raised a point of order and sought clarification from the Chair over the rights which according to him infringed by the Supreme Court's order. Stating that as a CLP leader he has rights to issue Whip to the party MLAs, to attend the Session and participate in the debate, he said that "With the Supreme Court's order my rights had been curtailed".

However the BJP members, including Opposition leader B S Yeddyurappa and others had strongly objected to Siddaramaiah's contention and said that he is trying to divert the issue from the house and appealed the Chairman not to entertain. Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar, however, rejected the BJP members objection and said that the House has every right to speak on issues related to the rights of the House as well as that of its members, before adjourning the House for lunch. Congress leader DK Shivakumar alleged that two Congress MLAs were abducted by BJP and those MLAs were now hospitalized.

At the same time, BJP accused Congress and JD(S) for extending the trust vote motion in the pretext of discussions.