Bengaluru: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy lost his temper in the Assembly on Tuesday when BJP member, Madhuswamy asked with sarcasm if the government was ‘grazing donkeys’ as it was doing nothing about requests for recruiting lecturers in grant-in aid colleges.
Raising the issue during question hour, Mr Madhuswamy deplored that the government was proving unresponsive in the matter. When Higher Education Minister, G.T. Deve Gowda tried to say the government had taken steps to recruit lecturers, the BJP leader insisted his officials had misinformed him.
Speaker Ramesh Kumar then intervened to say that if the officials had provided the House wrong information, he would hold back the question and the minister would be asked to convene a meeting with them to set the record straight. But Mr Deve Gowda said he had already held a meeting of officials and based on a discussion on the requests of private aided colleges, action was being taken to fill the lecturers' vacancies.
Mr Madhuswamy, however, shot back that he had written six letters from the college he was running to the government and had the replies given by the officials, which told a different story. He then went on to ask with sarcasm if the government was grazing donkeys (instead of doing its job). Immediately objecting, Mr Kumaraswamy intervened to say decorum was essential when speaking in the House and advised the BJP leader to mind his language when speaking against the government.