A BJP MLA today staged a protest in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on the Cauvery issue by pouring water on the head of Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar.
H S Shankaralinge Gowda walked into the Well of the House just before the Chief Minister was to commence his budget speech and poured a bottle of water on his head.
In what appeared to be a "symbolic" protest, he was seen trying to highlight the Cauvery issue, a day after the Supreme Court asked Karnataka to release 2.44 tmc ft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
Gowda, elected from Chamaraja constituency in Mysore, was persuaded by Home Minister R Ashoka to return to his seat.
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