After the stormy scenes in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, members also condoled the demise of Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt, Tumakuru; former Union Minister George Fernandes, and former MLAs Dattu Yallappa Hyagol (Chikkodi), and Salera S. Siddappa (Bhadravathi).
Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar, Chief Minister H..D Kumaraswamy, Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, Leader of the Opposition B.S. Yeddyurappa and several other members of the ruling and Opposition parties spoke and mourned the death of the seer and the other leaders.
Dr. Parameshwara urged the Union government to grant the country’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, to Shivakumara Swami, posthumously.
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