Congress leaders demand action against Ugrappa

Upset over the embarrassment caused to the party after its no-confidence motion against the Legislative Council Chairman was defeated on Thursday, some Congress leaders have demanded action against th

Published: 18th June 2017 02:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2017 04:32 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Upset over the embarrassment caused to the party after its no-confidence motion against the Legislative Council Chairman was defeated on Thursday, some Congress leaders have demanded action against their party MLC V S Ugrappa and others who had issued the notice.

MLAs S T Somashekar, K N Rajanna, D G Shanthana Gowda and others have complained to KPCC president G Parameshwara that the defeat of the motion and the behaviour of the MLCs concerned had caused severe embarrassment to the party.

“This behaviour has hurt the prospects of the Congress party in the coming Assembly elections and it has also increased the prospect of other parties entering into an alliance among themselves. We demand action against Ugrappa and others who are responsible for this and also demand that it be brought to the notice of the high command,” the leaders urged.

Speaking to reporters, Parameshwara said that it would be discussed internally. “I will discuss it with the Chief Minister. Already Congress has suffered a setback. The leaders have expressed their unhappiness and we have to ensure such things do not happen in the future. But we are disappointed with the JD(S) which decided to support BJP, though they had assured us of their support,” he said.

Ugrappa said they had moved the motion only after the go-ahead given by the Chief Minister and Parameshwara. “This is not a loss to us, but showed how the BJP representative has degraded the post and the unholy alliance of the JD(S),” Ugrappa said.

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