Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Sunday offered to hold talks with opposition BJP on issues raised by it even as the saffron party workers courted arrest while attempting to proceed towards his official residence despite police barricades.
The protest is also to highlight the "insensitivity" of the Congress-JDS coalition government towards the prevailing drought in the State, he told reporters here. "We have decided to stage round-the-clock sit-in demonstration for two days against the failure of the government.
Yeddyurappa's remarks come three days after a government committee under the leadership of Kannada and Culture Minister Jayamala decided that the state would celebrate Tipu Jayanti on November 10 like past years.
The Supreme Court decided not to stop BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa from being sworn-in as the chief minister of Karnataka at 9 am on Thursday. The Governor, on the other hand, gave the BJP 15 days to prove its majority in the hung Assembly.