BENGALURU: Congress and Janata Dal (S) workers continued to squabble on Thursday over the Race Course Road office building, which is due to be handed over to the Congress soon.
The Supreme Court had recently directed JD(S), the current occupant of the office, to vacate it in favour of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.
On Thursday, JD(S) workers tried to erect a temporary shed behind the party office on Race Course Road, to which Congress men objected.
Congress workers, led by former Mayor Ramachandrappa, challenged the JD(S) workers stating that the vacant plot too belonged to the Congress. They accused JD(S) of “creating trouble despite the SC order.” This led to heated exchanges between the workers of both the parties. However, police intervened and brought the situation under control.
JD(S) MLA Y S V Datta, who was also present on the occasion, argued that the land where the party wants to build a shed did not belong to the Congress.
Stating that the process of handing over the building to Congress was still going on, Datta asked Congress workers to show some restraint. “The Congress seems to be in a hurry to acquire the premises...,” he said. Several Congress leaders, including S M Anand, P R Ramesh, Nanjaiyana Mutt, and BBMP corporators Manjunatha and Sathyanarayana were present.