Bangalore (PTI): Karnataka Legislative Council today witnessed noisy scenes for a brief period in the wake of ruling BJP members protesting against certain remarks by JDS member M C Nanaiah over internal bickerings in the saffron party.
Taking objection to the remarks made by Nanaiah, BJP members created a noisy scene alleging that the JDS member was diverting from the agenda of paying compliments to the Council Chairman D H Shankarmurthy who was unanimously elected the presiding officer of the house for the second consecutive term.
"Nanaiah is diverting the issue of complimenting Shankarmurthy for getting elected to as Council Chairman by casting aspersions on ruling BJP," BJP members Vimala Gowda and Bharathi Shetty shouted.
Raising the issue in the house, Nanaiah urged Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to display his political craftsmanship to save his seat in the backdrop of clouds looming large over the issue of leadership change.
"The Chief Minister should show his political acueman in tackling the controversy hovering over leadership change," he said. Nanaiah said when half of the state was reeling under drought, a leadership change at this juncture would not augur well for the people of state.
"The state government should immediately convene budget session to discuss burning topics of the day including drought," he said. As BJP members raised their voice over Nanaiah's comments, Gowda said intervening that the government is ready to discuss drought in the coming budget session beginning from July 16.