Combined opposition defeats Karnataka govt's move to amend labour laws
A day after successfully piloting the Industrial Disputes and Certain Other Laws (Karnataka Amendment) Bill in the lower house, the state government on Saturday suffered a major setback with the combined opposition of Congress-JDS defeating the bill in the Legislative Council. Only 14 MLCs voted in favour of the bill while 26 MLCs voted against the bill. Further, much to the embarrassment of the state government, some of the BJP leaders also opposed the bill.
Tabling the bill in Council, Labour minister A Shivaram Hebbar highlighted the provisions under the new amendment and sought support from the members.