Siddaramaiah behaving like a chieftain: HD Kumaraswamy

Mr Kumaraswamy also objected to Mr Siddaramaiah's statement that he made hit and run' allegations.

Bengaluru: Strongly objecting to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s warning that the ongoing session of the legislature would be adjourned if the opposition did not cooperate with the government, state Janata Dal (Secular) chief H D Kumaraswamy accused him on Monday of behaving like a chieftain.

Pointing out that the prerogative of adjourning the legislature lay with the Speaker of the Assembly and chairman of the Legislative Council, he said the Chief Minister was speaking as if he controlled both Houses.

Mr Kumaraswamy also objected to Mr Siddaramaiah’s statement that he made ‘hit and run' allegations. “I have always produced documents to support my charges. This was proved beyond doubt during the Bharatiya Janata Party rule in the state. I don't need certificate from this government,'' he told reporters.

As for the Chief Minister denying his association with Mr Mari Gowda, accused of abusing Mysore Deputy Commissioner, Shikha, he claimed that in cases of vandalism filed by the Mysuru police, Mr Siddaramaiah was listed as accused No. 1, and Mr Mari Gowda as accused No 2. “How could this happen if the Chief Minister was not closely associated with him?” he demanded.

Dr G Parameshwar: TV talk can’t be dying declaration
Home Minister Dr G. Parameshwar categorically rejected the Opposition parties’ demand to consider deceased DySP M.K. Ganapati’s interview to a TV channel as a dying declaration.

Replying to a debate under rule 59 in the Legislative Council on Monday, Dr Parameshwar said that “a dying declaration made by a person must have some proximate relation to the actual occurrence. But the interview of Ganapati, telecast in news channels, was not clear as he has not mentioned about the particular individuals responsible for his suicide”, the minister stated. Before he committed suicide, Ganapati had mentioned in his interview that former Home Minister K.J. George and two police officers were harassing him. In Ganapati’s case, no one has instigated or conspired to cause his death, so no one can be held responsible for abetment of suicide, Dr Parameshwar replied amidst a protest and dharna by the opposition BJP and JD(S). Due to the dharna, the Home Minister was unable to read out his five-page reply and later placed it in the House. “The Opposition demand for the resignation of Bengaluru Development minister K.J. George is inappropriate. The minister is not involved in the case, how can the go vernment ask him to resign,” Dr Parameshwar said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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