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Speaker's ruling: Cong to explore legal possibilities

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Mar 4 (UNI) The Congress in Karnataka will explore the possibilities of taking a legal course to seek justice on the 'violation of the constitutional provision' in the Assembly with Speaker Krishna allowing to the motion of thanks on the Governor's second address to the joint session of the Legislature.

Speaking to newspersons at the party office here, senior party leader Ramesh Kumar said the party had done its duty in the last six days on the floor of both the Houses to safeguard the interests of the country and uphold the Constitution.

State Party Chief Mallikarjuna Kharge and Leaders of the Opposition in the Assembly and the Council N Dharam Singh and H K Patil respectively, who were also present, denied Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's allegation that the party had come in the way of development of the state by questioning the Speaker's ruling.

The party had no other option but to stall the proceedings of the House to defend the Constitution, they contended.

Mr Singh said the Congress could not be a party to the 'unconstitutional decisions' taken in the Assembly and added that the new government was ''directionless.'' UNI SR RG SHB ND1707

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