Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashok informed the Assembly on Tuesday that protesters from the Madiga community had tried to enter the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha. He said he was scheduled to meet them to accept a memorandum. When the police did not allow them to enter the Secretariat, they pelted stones. The situation was under control, he said.

Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah and JD(S) floor leader H.D. Revanna blamed the government for the lathi-charge on innocent members of the Madiga community.

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A group of BJP MLAs, led by Animal Husbandry Minister Revu Naik Belamagi, urged Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar not to table the A.J. Sadashiva Commission report that recommended internal reservation to SC communities.

However, another group of legislators, belonging to the Madiga community, is planning to meet Mr. Shettar seeking tabling of the report which was submitted to the government six months ago.

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