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Karna Speaker irked over ministers' absence in Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Assembly K R today took strong exception to the absence of several ministers in the House, saying its proceedings could not be taken "lightly."

An angry Kumar went to the extent of naming the ministers absent and said the and Chair 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.

Irked by the ministers' absence during the motion of thanks to the for his address to the joint session of the state legislature, the said 13 ministers should have been present in the House according to the official list sent to his office.

"Only six ministers are present in the House, where have the rest seven gone?" he questioned.

He called out the names of ministers present.

Deputy chief G Parameshwara, Cooperation Bandeppa Kashyampur, Horticulture M C Manguli, Social Priyank Kharge, Minor Irrigation minister C SPuttaraju and Shivanand Patil were present in the House.

Naming those absent, Kumar asked where PWD minister H D Revanna, Irrigation minister D K Shivakumar, Municipality and Local Bodies minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, Animal Husbandry and Venkata Rao Nadagouda, U T Khader, Tourism and Sa Ra Mahesh, and Food and minister Zameer Ahmed Khan, had gone.

"Please tell your people (ministers)...what better work do they have than being here?" he said as he asked to take note.

The ministers later attended the proceedings.

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First Published: Wed, July 04 2018. 17:25 IST