Bangalore: KPCC president G Parameshwara and three others on Thursday took oath as the members of the Legislative Council (MLCs).
With this, all vacancies in the Upper House have been filled. H M Revanna (Congress), T A Sharavana (JD-S) and D U Mallikarjun (BJP) also took oath.
When Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa greeted Parameshwara as he took oath, Siddaramaiah, who was present on the occasion, said in a lighter vein that Parameshwara had been made an MLC, after Eshwarappa became the Council member.
The latter retorted that Eshwarappa was the deputy chief minister. So Parameshwara should also be given the same post. To this, Siddaramaiah replied that said R Ashoka was also a deputy chief minister.
Eshwarappa, in turn, replied that then it would be appropriate if V S Ugrappa (another Congress leader) was made the deputy chief minister along with Parameshwara, leading to peels of laughter in the House.
Chairman D H Shankarmurthy said that the House was now full and that all vacancies had been filled.