Senior National leaders of congress have supported the ‘Akrosh Divas’, a bandh called by all opposition parties across the nation on 28th November, as a mark of protest against demonetisation. Now state leaders are also adhering to this call.

 

Sources say that state Home Minister Dr. G Parameshwara has given oral instruction to all Congress MLAs to return to their constituencies and make the bandh successful. But as per the decree of the Supreme Court, a ruling party is not allowed to call or support for a bandh. Hence Congress has plotted an idea.

 

Legislation Advisory Committee meeting was called on Friday. In the committee meeting, the Home Minister brought forward security reasons and advised cancellation of house assembly on 28th November. More than 3500 cops have been deputed at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha for this winter session. Since nationwide bandh has been called on Monday, the cops who are deputed at Suvarna Soudha are assigned duties in their respective police station limits. Consequently, Suvarna Soudha will face security issues due to the scarcity of cops. Thus the Minister advised the committee to not to hold assembly meetings on 28th November.  

 

BJP opposed this decision and Jagadeesh Shettar and KS Eshwarappa BJP leaders and members of LAC, left the meeting and came out. Instead of 28th November the session will be held on 3rd December. Law Minister TB Jayachandra also consented this resolution of LAC meeting. Even JDS also agreed to the resolution. However, JDS leaders told that farmers’ issues cannot be ignored and urged the LAC for an additional assembly session on 3rd December.