Congress boycotts BAC meeting of Karnataka assembly | Bengaluru

PTI | | Posted by Yamini CS

The opposition Congress on Monday boycotted the meeting of the Enterprise Advisory Committee (EAE) of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in protest against the Speaker and the government for not consulting them over the installation of portraits of several national icons in the assembly chamber, including Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. here

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Earlier, Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Siddaramaiah and the Congress led by the party’s state president DK Shivakumar staged a demonstration outside the ‘Suvarna Vidhana Soudha’, alleging that decisions to install some portraits inside the House have been taken unilaterally without discussion or consultation.

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Portraits of Swami Vivekananda, Subhas Chandra Bose, BR Ambedkar, Basaveshwara, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Savarkar were unveiled inside the Assembly chamber today.

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Among others, Speaker Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai participated in the EAC, it was decided to introduce the Bill to replace the ordinance on SC/ST quota increase and it was decided to study the already presented Bill on providing additional statutory priority for use. in Kannada administration and private sector.

It was also decided to give time to discuss issues related to the northern region of Karnataka. The 10-day legislative session in this border district has started today.

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