Bangalore, Jun 2: Irked by criticism from Congress and JDS gunning for his ouster, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today sought to use a simile, asking them to accept the verdict of the "third umpire" obviously referring to the people's mandate given for BJP.
"In cricket,two umpires will be there. If the decision given by them is not accetable,they can seek the intervention of the third umpire.The decision of the third umpire cannot be questioned. This formula is there in sport",Yeddyurappa said. He was seeking to draw a parallel between the political drama that has unfolded in the state with opposition demanding his resignation on various counts including the recent Supreme Court verdict on MLAs disqualification and rules followed in Cricket.
Apparently referring to the pandemonium witnessed in the assembly minutes before he moved a confidence motion, he said "How can they (Opposition) behave like this in the session. let people decide".
He slammed the opposition for demanding his and Speaker K G Bopaiah's resignation over the Supreme Court's observations while quashing disqualification of 11 BJP rebel MLAS and five independents who had withdrawn support to the government in October last year.
"The orders passed by lower court are set aside by higher courts. Can any one seek the resignation of the lower court judge?. The Supreme court has given its verdict, but the opposition is trying to make it an issue," he said.PTI