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Tape has hurt his public image: Speaker KR Ramesh

BENGALURU: The high drama that performed out within the legislative meeting on Monday saw speaker KR Ramesh Kumar turning emotional at one level and recalling his ‘humble background’ from where he grew to succeed in where he's now.
Reiterating his blank monitor file, Kumar stated the audio tape, where BJP MLA Shivanagouda Naik is allegedly heard telling Sharanagouda, son of JD(S) MLA from Gurmitkal Naganagouda Kandkur, that the speaker had been "booked" for Rs 50 crore for clean acceptance of his resignation from the meeting was hurting his public image.

"I invite the media and the MLAs to come and visit my rented accommodation in Bengaluru. I reside in a small house in Amarjyothi Layout, Domlur. I do not even have a nameplate in front of my house so as to ensure the neighbourhood is not inconvenienced. Now, if I have taken the money, where do I have the space to store such a large sum," he requested.

Recalling his circle of relatives background, Kumar stated he's the youngest of 8 siblings and that his largest political mentor and teacher has been his mom. "My mother used to tell me to wash my feet before entering the house so that even dust from other people’s home doesn’t get into my house. I have followed this principle for the last 28 years," he stated, breaking down.

Referred to his first time period as a speaker, Kumar stated he was made the custodian of the legislative meeting at the age of 43. "The then chief minister HD Deve Gowda had called me to his chamber and said he wanted someone he could trust in the chair and thus could not make me a minister in his cabinet. Yesterday, when I met him again, I recalled the same incident. Today, when I have been installed in this chair unopposed, is this the punishment I have to face," he requested.

Turning to Ramayana and Shakespeare

Earlier, whilst regarding the talk on persona assassination, the members referred to Ramayana and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, pointing to the doubts forged on Sita and Ceaser’s spouse suggesting that it was all the time difficult to turn out a person’s innocence with out a right kind investigation. To this, Kumar replied: "Let us first finish the ‘Ramesh Kumarayana’ and then talk of Ramayana and Sita."

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