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Karnataka Crisis: Police crackdown on Congress Leaders in Mumbai; DK Shivakumar, Others detained

DK Shivakumar Detained Mumbai

The Karnataka Crisis on Wednesday 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.

Sources claimed that the three leaders have been taken to the BKC police guest house.

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In the meantime, Congress Leader including Ghulam Nabi Azad and others were detained while protesting near Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru. The protest in Karnataka was called by Congress which was also attended by JD(S) Chief and Former PM H. D. Deve Gowda.

Earlier in the day, 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 on tomorrow.

It should be noted that the Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had on Tuesday said that out of all the 13 Resignations submitted only 5 are in the correct format. While rest the remaining Eight is not in the correct format. He asked the MLAs to submit the resignation again properly.

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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