Karnataka: Demonstration against BJP outside state assembly over Savarkar portrait unveiling

Debjit Mukherjee: The state assembly in Karnataka saw protests by the opposition on Monday as the winter session was set to begin in Belagavi, the contested region amid the border dispute with Maharashtra.


Opposition leaders – including Siddaramaiah, the leader of opposition and former chief minister, and his party colleague DK Shivakumar among others were seen sitting outside the state assembly, staging a demonstration against the ruling Basavaraj Bommai government over the unveiling of a portrait of Veer Savarkar. The portrait was unveiled by Karnataka Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri.