Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, who always sports a smile, for once lost his cool and reprimanded the Bharatiya Janat MLA Abhay Patil when the latter had gone to the Sambra airport to receive him on Sunday.

According to eyewitnesses here on Monday, Mr. Gowda became angry the moment he saw Mr. Patil and pulled him up for his “arrogant” behaviour with officials.

The Chief Minister even asked Mr. Patil to go away, and the latter disappeared from the VIP lounge, where the incident occurred.

Apparently, the Chief Minister had been told about Mr. Patil's ways and the language he allegedly uses against officials, particularly when his orders are not carried out.

In fact, there is strong resentment in the city against Mr. Patil, who represents Belgaum South in Assembly, for his imperious ways.