Cong stages dharna seeking assembly session
Opposition Congress legislators today staged a dharna in front of the state secretariat, demanding an emergent legislature session and action against those indicted by Lokayukta's report on illegal mining.india Updated: Aug 27, 2011 19:44 IST
Opposition Congress legislators on Saturday staged a dharna in front of the state secretariat, demanding an emergent legislature session and action against those indicted by Lokayukta's report on illegal mining.
The dharna was led by KPCC President G Parameshwara, party leaders in both houses of legislatures Siddaramaiah and Motamma.
Holding aloft placards the legislators raised slogans demanding action against those named by Lokayukta report, including officials and two former chief ministers-- BS Yeddyurappa and HD Kumaraswamy.
They also demanded dismissal of the BJP government and a CBI probe into illegal mining.
Siddaramaiah demanded that the government summon the session to debate on the Lokayukta report. He also pointed out that Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda is yet to spell out his government's stand on the report.
A Congress delegation later met governor HR Bhardwaj and submitted a memorandum to him, requesting that he direct the government to convene the session and initiate action on the lokayukta report.
It also demanded that the governor direct the government to accept the Lokayukta report.
The memorandum also said tainted ministers should be dropped from the cabinet and tainted legislators lobbying for ministerial berths be kept out of the ministry.
First Published: Aug 27, 2011 19:41 IST