Bengaluru : Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that Congress will even lose its Opposition status in the coming days, due to their misconduct in the Assembly. “People are watching them and the party, which prides itself on having a 100-year-old history, will further lose its Opposition tag in the coming days,” he said in his reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the Governor’s Address in the Assembly amidst sloganeering by Congress members. The Congress members have been staging overnight protests inside the Assembly over a controversial remark of RDPR Minister KS Eshawarppa, who had said that in future, ‘Bhagwa’ flag might be hoisted over the Red Fort, while replying to a query by a TV journalist. They have been demanding the resignation of the Minister over the issue. Defending the RDPR Minister, Bommai said the statement was not against the Constitution. “Congress members are not allowing the House to function with an aim to make political gains. The protests inside the Assembly will not fetch them any political gain,” he said. The Congress members are unnecessarily demanding Eshwarappa’s resignation as Minister and misleading the people and the House by selectively picking some parts of his statement, added the Chief Minister. Eshwarappa also had said that the present tricolour should be respected and the person who disrespects it, is a traitor. Bommai added that overnight dharnas in the Assembly have been held many times in the past too, but they were usually for a public cause, such as in the interests of farmers and the state. “Eshwarappa has not made any wrong comment. It is not against the law. Congress members have made it a big issue as they do not have any other issue,” he said. People will not approve the act of the Congress to prevent the House from holding its session, he said. As the sloganeering Congress members did not heed to the Speaker’s several pleas to maintain order in the Assembly, Karnataka Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri adjourned the proceeding to March 4.