Police had to lathi charge a group of Janata Dal Secular workers this afternoon as the bus carrying party workers was stopped due to maintenance of zero traffic following the exit of new chief minister BS Yeddyurappa from Vidhana Soudha.
The chief minister was on his way to the party office after addressing a press conference at Vidhana Soudha and later spending some time in his office meeting state government officials.
The Janata Dal Secular legislators under the leadership of HD Kumaraswamy,former chief minister and state president were on their way back to Shangrila multi star hotel after protesting before the huge Mahatma Gandhi statue in between Vidhana Soudha and Vikas Soudha.
The Janata Dal Secular workers tried to manhandle the policemen on duty since the bus carrying the JDS legislators and their leader HD Kumaraswamy was stopped midway just to make way for the chief minister’s convoy.
The cops were forced to use force in order to disperse the unruly crowd while some of them were taken into preventive custody.The bus with JDS legislators later returned to the private hotel.
Hindusthan Samachar/Manohar Yadavatti