KARNATAKA

Council members treated to a song

Doddarange Gowda singing his poem on the drought situation in the State in the Legislative Council on Friday.— Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy

Doddarange Gowda singing his poem on the drought situation in the State in the Legislative Council on Friday.— Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy  

Bharatiya Janata Party MLC Doddarange Gowda created a minor flutter in the Legislative Council on Friday when he began singing a song.

When Mr. Gowda's chance to speak on the discussion on the Budget came, the noted Kannada lyricist, instead of making a submission, began singing a poem he had composed on the drought conditions in the State. He began singing, looking into a piece of paper containing the composition, even as Congress MLC V.R. Sudarshan objected to it.

Mr. Sudarshan pointed out that there no provision for members to sing in the House.

The members can only make speeches, he said. But, an unmindful Mr. Gowda continued to emotionally sing, highlighting the distress among farmers on account of the drought. He was, however, egged on by a few ruling party members, who appeared to enjoy the lyricist's song.

However, Mr. Gowda took barely one or two minutes to complete his submission through the song.

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