The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government put up a Portrait of Veer Savarkar in the state assembly, leading to demonstrations from opposition parties outside of the building.
Today is the first day of the winter session which began in Suvarna Vidhana Soudha at Belagavi. Within some minutes there was a ruckus inside the assembly, as the BJP Government unveiled the poster of “ Hindutva Icon” Veer Savarkar inside the hall of the state assembly.
The Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and MLA DK Shivakumar, along with other leaders, staged a protest and sat outside of the building. They were against the decision of the Basavaraj Bommai Government to unveil the portrait of Vinayak Savarkar in the assembly hall.
The Leader of Opposition (LoP) Siddaramaiah, writing to the speaker requested to install the portraits of BR Ambedkar, Valmiki, Basavanna, Kanaka Dasa, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, and many others.
The Karnataka Congress Chief and MLA DK Shivakumar stated “They want that our assembly proceedings should not take place. They want it disrupted. They have brought this photo because we are going to raise a lot of corruption issues against them. They don’t have any development agenda,”
After Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai claimed that the decision was taken by the speaker. “What happens inside the assembly is decided by the speaker. I will talk to our leaders and the opposition as well.”