Governor Vajubhai Vala was interrupted while giving his 22-page speech and had to stop after reading out just two pages.

Ruckus in Karnataka Assembly as budget session kicks off Governor walks out
news Politics Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 12:15

A ruckus broke out in the Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday after BJP MLAs began yelling slogans against the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. BJP MLAs began shouting, “We do not approve of the government” while Governor Vajubhai Vala was making his speech on the opening day of the budget session.

The governor had a 22-page speech prepared and had to stop after reading out just two pages, as the decibel levels soared.

“This government does not have the support of nearly half the MLAs. How will you pass the budget,” BJP leader R Ashoka yelled in the midst of Governor Vala’s speech.

“Please sit down. Please sit down,” Governor Vala said.

Soon, JD(S) MLC Basvaraj Horatti too began shouting at the BJP leaders. “This will be a black spot in the history of Karnataka Assembly’s budget session,” Horatti said.

Enraged by the counter, BJP leaders began shouting slogans against the coalition government alleging that the Congress and JD(S) would never offer stability in Karnataka and termed the alliance a “sham”.

BJP leaders also insisted that the coalition did not have support from its own MLAs and that they would never be able to pass the Finance bill.

Disappointed at the turn of events, Governor Vala reprimanded the MLAs and demanded that the least they could do was to stand up and respect the National Song. Following this, there was a brief spell of silence as the Vande Mataram began playing.

Later, Governor Vala shook his head in disappointment and walked out without finishing his speech.

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