President of Karnataka Legislative Council. Pratapchandra Shetty, who was jointly sought by BJP and JD (S) to be removed, has issued a notice to council secretary KR Mahalakshmi to attend the proceedings on December 15, seeking clarification. For melee.
On December 15, when a special one-day session of the council was called at the request of the ruling BJP to remove Shetty as chairman and pass the anti-cow slaughter law, the uproar ensued, causing it to be postponed. Shetty, who belongs to the Congress, has refused to step down from the BJP with 31 members and the JD (S) with 14 members, while the 75-member House is determined to oust him with the support of an Independent.
Citing procedural flaws in the no-confidence motion against him, Shetty refused to entertain the notice given by the ruling party in the state. Shetty has now asked the council secretary why he was prevented from entering the council’s chamber in violation of the rules. He has also asked for an explanation as to why the vice president related to the JDS was allowed to preside over the proceedings and also to postpone the sequence of events in the house. Shetty has accused the council secretary of insult in his duty and sought a detailed report.
CM Yeddyurappa strongly condemned the behavior of Shetty along with the Congress members and said that despite not supporting the House, he postponed Sin Die without a no-confidence motion. Siddaramaiah, former CM and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, said, “While it is true that we cannot have a majority, there are rules and laws in place on how to run a house.” As the BJP chose to violate them, we were left with no alternative. “
A delegation of BJP-JDS leaders has petitioned the governor to intervene and the Congress has said that Shetty will not resign and is ready for a legal fight. The council’s secretary has now been given a 48-hour time limit to respond to the chairman’s notice.
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