Bengaluru, March 2: Karanataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's expensive watch controversy rocked the legislature, as opposition on Wednesday, March 2 stalled the proceedings of both the houses and demanded special probe into the issue.
The war of words took place between the ruling and opposition benches during the assembly session and opposition pressed to adjourned the motion.
Senior Congress minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning, KJ George and other party leaders raised objection over the issue created over highly-priced watch.
"CM has issued a public clarification that it is a gift given by his friend," a Congress party member Subhash Agarwal told exclusively to OneIndia.
While informing further, Agarwal said, "What is wrong in accepting a friend's gift?, while adding that CM Siddaramaiah also said to pay its tax and handed over his watch through Kagodu Thimappa, speaker in assembly to keep it in Cabinet hall."
"CM was also requesting opposition memebers not to interrupt the proccedings of the house, as it is his personal matter and opposition are dragging the watch issue unneccessarily to disrupt the proccedings of house", the party member concluded.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah hands over watch (approx 70 lakh) to the Assembly Speaker. pic.twitter.com/664GBxeYsT— ANI (@ANI_news) March 2, 2016
Siddaramaiah's letter for controversial watch: