Followed state’s tradition,didn’t use officers for politics:CM clarifies,JDS and BJP members are frustrated: CM Siddaramaiah

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said that opposition parties BJP and JDS are frustrated as they see people happy over implementation of guarantee schemes.He was speaking to the media regarding suspension of BJP MLAs here in Vidhana Soudha today.

Opposition parties are behaving like this out of frustration.They staged dharna in the well of the house for trivial issues sacrificing matters of public interest.

Three weeks legislature session was called to discuss about various problem and State budget elaborately,he said.

Chief Ministers and former Chief Ministers of various States,central ministers,MPs have arrived in the State. Earlier Kumaraswamy had invited leaders of various parties on 21-5-2018 and IAS officers were deputed for liaison.

Danish Ali was neither an MP,nor an MLA, not even a ZP member.YS.Patil, an IAS officer was deputed as liaison officer.And he claims in the house that he hasn’t done anything, he pointed.

Hospitality is State’s tradition

Earlier,BJP National executive meet was held in the State when Ananth Kumar was Union Minister.On that occasion,he appealed to consider BJP leaders as State guests.Accordingly we considered them as State guests.This is the tradition of the State.

It is left to our discretion to consider dignitaries from other States as State guests. We had honoured them.

We had deputed IAS officers only for welcome and farewell of the guests.We haven’t used them politically. This session is called to discuss about people’s problems and State budget,he said.

Uncivilised move

Replying to the question of reporters about BJP opposing speakers decision to suspend MLAs,Chief Minister retaliated with the question,is it appropriate to tear and throw papers on speaker’s face.

Reacting to the allegation of Speaker being puppet of ruling party,he said,how can he be a puppet? Is he termed ruling party’s puppet,just because he didn’t listen to them? I have been part of the Assembly for last 40 years.

I have never spoken ill or disrespectfully about the speaker.Isn’t this uncivilised to tear paper and throwing them on Deputy speaker’s face, behaving like goons? Is there room for such acts in democracy and parliamentary system, he asked.

People’s problems has to be discussed and solutions have to be evolved, instead resorting to act like goons is wrong. Peaceful protest is allowed, but breaking glass and such things are not done, he said.