Baba Ramdev's forceful eviction in New Delhi on Saturday night found its echo in the Karnataka legislature on Monday. A resolution was passed in both Houses condemning the Centre's act and seeking a high-level inquiry into the incident.
The discussion was initiated by labour minister B N Bachhe Gowda. State BJP president K S Eshwarappa termed the police action at Ramlila Maidan, where Baba Ramdev was holding his protest, as "independent India's Jalianwala Bagh". He warned that the UPA government is playing with fire.
Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa termed the incident unpardonable and said the Congress had repeated the Emergency days. Holding the Centre responsible for the act, he called upon the people cutting across party lines to support the movement and make it a success.
In the legislative council, higher education minister V S Acharya moved the resolution and criticized the National Human Rights Commission for the delay in taking action.(TOI)