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Karna Dty CM writes to Cong ministers asking them to be

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Taken to task by K R over ministers being absent during the crucial discussion on state budget, G today wrote to ministers in the coalition government asking them to be present in the House.

In his letter, said, "There are discussions in progress in the budget session of assembly regarding the demand from each department.

The of the assembly and the of legislative council have pointed out the absenteeism of some ministers.

Seniors in the AICC expect from the ministers to go to the House prepared to answer the topics raised by the members, documents required for approvals, and take part in all the daily businesses of the house including discussions and debates," said in his letter.

Three days ago the took a strong exception to the absenteeism of ministers and went to the extent of naming them, saying the cannot be taken for granted.

"I will give 15 minutes, this will be viewed very seriously, they cannot take the House lightly," he said, as he directed the ruling side to ensure that ministers are present in the House.

Directing Parameshwara, the speaker said, "Please tell your people (ministers).. what better work do they have than being here?"

On Friday, irked by the absence of several ministers again, he warned that he would take a 'very serious' view of it.

Many Ministers of the Congress-JD(S) government were absent as the Speaker asked them one after the other to lay the papers listed against their name on the table of the House.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 20:30 IST
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