Former prime minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda. (File/LSTV GRAB via PTI)
Former Prime Minister and JDS leader HD Deve Gowda also lashed out at BJP over 'Operation Kamala' started for the first time in 2009 in Karnataka. I request this government that this type of operation should not happen. Such a situation should not arise." Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha saw protests on issues of alleged horse trading in Karnataka and was adjourned for around 50 minutes only to be reconvened at 12. Rajya Sabha was also adjourned till 2pm
Telugu Desam Party MPs Monday protested on the Parliament premises over their demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh. The chief minister of the state, N Chandrababu Naidu, has also begun a day-long fast in New Delhi seeking a special status for the state. He has also demanded fulfilment of assurances given during its bifurcation.
In the parliament session Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had cited data from provident fund, Income Tax filings and National Pension System (NPS) and said crores of new jobs have been created in the formal and unorganised sectors, including transport, hotels and infrastructure, although this may not be captured in official data.