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K'taka Assembly speaker reserves ruling on a privilege notice

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, July 4 (UNI) Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Krishna today reserved his ruling on a breach of privilege motion notice given by Congress members against the state government.

Soon after the question hour, Opposition Leader N Dharam Singh, who moved the motion, alleged the government had filed a review petition before the Supreme Court on the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) issue even as the legislasture was discussing the issue.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M P Prakash said it did not amount to breach of privilege of any member and that the press cuttings could not be treated as evidence by the opposition. It was a routine decision and press reports did not not amount to any breach in privilege, he added.

Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy, who was also present, endorsed his views and urged the chair to not to give consent and reject it.

The speaker, who heard views of all members, later announced that he had reserved his ruling on the notice.


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