Earlier, while Mr. Murthy was presenting the budget, Yeshwantpur councillor and Rajarajeshwarinagar MLA Munirathna Naidu snatched the budget copies from the council staff, who were distributing it, and threw it down.

Later, four councillors, including Mr. Naidu, HMT ward councillor Asha Suresh, Jalahalli councillor R. Narayanaswamy and Maruthisevanagar councillor R. Rajendran, continued their protest by staging a dharna in the well. They refused to resume their seats despite Mr. Murthy’s pleas.

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