Karnataka Crisis: Congress Leader DK Shivakumar ‘forcefully’ sent to Bengaluru; calls it ‘Matter of Shame’

Congress Karnataka DK Shivakumar, who was in Mumbai to meet rebel MLAs, was on Wednesday deported ‘forcefully’ to Bangalore by the Mumbai Police. Speaking to media, DK Shivakumar called it a ‘matter of Shame’ that was forcefully sent to Bengaluru.

Congress Minister said, ‘The City of Mumbai is known for its hospitality. I had booked a room in the Hotel to meet my friends. However, the BJP and Officials misused the authority for political gains. This is a matter of Shame’.

While earlier in the day, the Karnataka Crisis took an ugly turn after Mumbai Police came down heavily on Congress Leader who was seeking to enter Hotel in Mumbai where rebels MLAs are staying.

Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who was sitting outside the Hotel Renaissance after being denied entry, was detained by Mumbai Police. Former Union minister Milind Deora and former Maharashtra minister Naseem Khan, who had arrived to meet Shivakumar, were also detained by Mumbai police.

Later Mumbai Police forcefully sent DK Shivakumar to Bengaluru.

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar, who reached Mumbai to meet rebels, was escorted by the Police away from the hotel. He reached the hotel amid slogans of ‘Go Back Shivakumar’ – raised by the supporters from rebel legislators who are staying in the hotel renaissance in Powai.

In the meantime, rebel MLAs of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) approached the Top Court against the Assembly Speaker for delaying in accepting their resignation. The Rebels alleged that Assembly Speaker is not performing his constitutional duty and deliberately delaying the acceptance of their resignations submitted with him since Saturday.

The top court is likely to take up the matter today.

The 13-months old coalition government suffered a huge setback on Saturday when 11 MLAs from Congress–JD(S) ruling coalition tendered their resignation.

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