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Karnataka live updates: Siddaramaiah accuses PM Modi, Amit Shah of threatening Congress MLAs

Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka, ten dissident Congress MLAs, residing at a hotel in Mumbai, have written to Mumbai Police seeking security cover ahead of senior Congress leader and minister DK Shivakumar's visit to the city. Shivakumar was not allowed by Mumbai Police to go inside the hotel but he remained outside the hotel for around five hours and was ultimately detained by the police.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 21:39

BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka, senior Congress leader and state minister DK Shivakumar arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday in a bid to pacify the disgruntled ruling MLAs. However, ahead of his arrival in Mumbai, the ten rebel MLAs, residing at a hotel here, wrote a letter to Mumbai Police seeking security cover.

In their letter to the Mumbai Police, the legislators have claimed that they feel "threatened" by the thought that Shivakumar may "storm into" the hotel they are residing in.

Among the MLAs who have signed the letter are Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, ST Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Byrati Basavraj, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda and Mahesh Kumutali. In view of their request, the Mumbai Police tightened the security outside the Renaissance hotel and said that no one would be allowed to meet the dissident MLAs.  

 

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10 July 2019, 21:39 PM

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy might resign on Thursday after cabinet meeting, according to sources. The cabinet meeting will be called at around 11 am and after that he will meet Governor Vajubhai Vala to tender his resignation, added sources. There is also a possibility that he would ask the governor to dissolve the Karnataka Assembly. On Wednesday evening, Kumaraswamy met his father HD Deve Gowda and both decided on the further course of action.

10 July 2019, 20:27 PM

What made BJP people do rowdyism like that? BJP MLAs and workers are rowdies. I condemn it. It is quiet evident that BJP leaders, Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are behind all this. They are defecting and threatening our MLAs: Siddaramaiah

 

10 July 2019, 20:26 PM

A meeting of Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, KC Venugopal, Mallikarjun Kharge, G. Parameshwara, Siddaramaiah, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Eshwara Khandre and others is underway following the resignation of 2 more MLAs Dr K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj.

10 July 2019, 20:26 PM

Siddaramaiah, Congress: Sudhakar is not a BJP MLA or BJP worker, just because he has resigned doesn't mean he is a BJP MLA. As long as his resignation is not accepted he continues to be the member of Congress party. As a CLP leader I was trying to convince him.

 

10 July 2019, 20:25 PM

Basavaraj Bommai,BJP MLA: I urge Governor to intervene and throw away this Kumaraswamy govt. I urge Kumaraswamy if you continue with Congress your image will be totally tarnished. In good wisdom resign and vacate the place.

10 July 2019, 20:24 PM

It's a black day in history of Karnataka democracy. A ruling party's MLA (Sudhakar) has been assaulted by his own President,Minister&colleagues. They tried to put pressure on him. He as MLA couldn't work independently, therefore, there is a gundaraj in state: Basavaraj Bommai, BJP MLA

 

10 July 2019, 19:47 PM

We just got to know from the Media that Congress MLAs are locked up. They are preventing the media from entering the area. BJP is trying for horse trading. Few days ago, BJP won LS polls, then they should look after the country. Why are they so greedy? This is dirty politics: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

10 July 2019, 18:06 PM

Office of Milind Deora: Milind Deora and other Congress leaders have been released. The police is taking Mr DK Shivkumar to the airport. He is being forcibly sent back to Bengaluru.

10 July 2019, 18:05 PM

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar: I am still confident that all of them will come back. Congress-JD(S) govt which is there will be safe. None of them is leaving the party.

 

10 July 2019, 18:03 PM

Ruckus breaks out at Karnataka assembly between Congress and BJP leaders. The leaders of two parties entered into an argument after Congress MLA Sudhakar came out of Speaker's chamber and he was taken to former minister KJ George's chamber by some Congress leaders. BJP leaders rushed to George's office and tried to barge inside the chamber.

 

10 July 2019, 17:21 PM

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweets: Manhandling Ministers and MLAs is very annoying and unbecoming of Mumbai Police. Such hasty act by Maharashtra Government reinforces the suspicion on BJP of horse trading. This is a blackmark on the republic setup of our country. 

10 July 2019, 17:17 PM

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar: Today 2 more MLAs have resigned, Dr K Sudhakar and Mr MTB Nagaraj. As in the case of other MLAs, law will take its own course. The law cannot deviate from person to person, it is uniform for one and all.

10 July 2019, 16:56 PM

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar: I have not accepted any resignation, I can't do it overnight like that. I have given them time on 17th. I'll go through the procedure and take a decision.

 

 

10 July 2019, 16:27 PM

A BJP delegation, including BS Yeddyurappa, arrives at the chamber of the Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, at Vidhana Soudha.

 

10 July 2019, 14:37 PM

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar who was camping outside Renaissance - Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel where 10 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying, detained by Mumbai Police. Section 144 had been imposed in the area.

10 July 2019, 14:28 PM

I requested the Governor to convey to Speaker that he should take necessary action immediately. Kumaraswamy has no moral right to continue as Chief Minister, they don't have the numbers: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP after meeting Karnataka Governor.

10 July 2019, 14:26 PM

A group of JD(S) MLAs who are lodged at Prestige Golfshire Club, ate at a program in a nearby village temple in Bengaluru. 

 

10 July 2019, 14:05 PM

JD(S) chief and former PM HD Deve Gowda arrives at Congress protest site in Bengaluru, meets Ghulam Nabi Azad. Siddaramaiah and KC Venugopal also present at the protest venue.

 

10 July 2019, 13:47 PM

Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed in Powai Police station limits with effect from July 9 to July 12 (both dates inclusive) because of "likelihood of breach of peace & disturbance of public tranquillity" by Mumbai Police.

 

10 July 2019, 12:52 PM

On 12th July, Assembly session will begin but they don't have the numbers, it will be an illegal session. It is not too late, you (Karnataka CM, HD Kumaraswamy) should resign and make way for a BJP govt: BSY

10 July 2019, 12:51 PM

We will meet the Karnataka Assembly Speaker at 3 PM today. Speaker has still not condemned tearing up of resignations (of rebel MLAs) by DK Shivakumar. Tearing up of resignations is an 'apradh' that is unforgivable: Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in Bengaluru.

10 July 2019, 11:15 AM

We don't intend to insult DK Shivakumar. We've faith in him but there is a reason why we have taken this step. Friendship, love and affection are on one side, with gratitude and respect, we request him to understand why we cannot meet him today: Rebel Congress leader B Basavaraj

 

10 July 2019, 11:14 AM

We are not interested in meeting him (Karnataka Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar). No one from BJP is here to meet us: Rebel Karnataka Congress leader, Ramesh Jarkiholi

10 July 2019, 11:03 AM

I'll not go without meeting my friends. I can't go by you (rebel Karnataka MLAs not ready to meet him), they'll call me. Their heart will break. I'm in touch already, hearts of both of us are beating: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar.

10 July 2019, 11:03 AM

They should be proud of a customer like me. I love Mumbai. I love this hotel. Let them cancel. I have other rooms also: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar after Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel cancels his booking.

10 July 2019, 10:46 AM

Karnataka rebel Congress and JD(S) leaders who have resigned from Assembly, move Supreme Court accusing the Speaker of abandoning his constitutional duty and deliberately delaying acceptance of their resignations. Supreme Court will hear the matter tomorrow, says ANI.

10 July 2019, 10:30 AM

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar's booking at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre in Mumbai cancelled due to "some emergency in the hotel."

10 July 2019, 10:18 AM

Nothing is permanent in politics. There are no friends and no enemies. Anyone can turn at any moment. I'm trying to contact them (rebel MLAs). I'll get a call. Their heart is beating to meet their friend: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar outside Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel

10 July 2019, 09:07 AM

We have decided to sit on dharna in front of Vidhana Soudha. We will meet the Speaker and the Governor: BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in Bengaluru.

 

10 July 2019, 08:53 AM

Mumbai Police escorts Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar away from the gates of Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai where 10 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. The MLAs had written to the police stating that they feel threatened that DK Shivakumar and his aides are going to storm their hotel and they don't want to meet anyone.

 

10 July 2019, 08:44 AM

I've booked a room here. My friends are staying here. There has been a small problem, we've to hold negotiations. We can't go for a divorce immediately. There is no question of threatening, we love and respect each other: DK Shivakumar outside Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel.

10 July 2019, 08:39 AM

Supporters of JD(S) leader Narayan Gowda outside Renaissance hotel raise slogans of "Go back, Go back" as Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar arrives at the hotel.

10 July 2019, 08:38 AM

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar stopped outside Mumbai hotel gate, not allowed to meet rebel MLAs.

10 July 2019, 08:14 AM

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar is currently on his way from the airport to the hotel where 10 rebel MLAs are staying, reports ANI.

10 July 2019, 08:08 AM

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar will not be allowed inside the hotel where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying, says Mumbai Police

10 July 2019, 07:59 AM

Let Mumbai Police or any other force be deployed. Let them do their duty. We've come to meet our friends. We were born together in politics, we will die together in politics. They are our party men. We have come to meet them: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar.

10 July 2019, 07:58 AM

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar and JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda arrive in Mumbai; Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force and Riot Control Police are deployed outside the hotel where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying.

 

10 July 2019, 07:16 AM

As Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar is coming to Bombay to meet rebel MLAs, senior Congress party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azada and Kapil Sibbal have already arrived in Bengaluru to meet coalition leaders.

10 July 2019, 06:45 AM

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar and JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda leave for Mumbai on a special flight from Bengaluru, reports ANI.

10 July 2019, 06:37 AM

Dilip Sawant, Additional Commissioner of Police (Northern Region) reaches Hotel Renaissance in Powai where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. 

 

10 July 2019, 06:34 AM

Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force and Riot Control Police arrive at the hotel where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying.The MLAs had earlier written a letter to Police stating "We heard CM & DK Shivakumar are going to storm the hotel, we feel threatened"

 

10 July 2019, 06:33 AM

We're not satisfied with alliance govt as there is no unity between the 2 parties. Congress has also troubled HD Kumaraswamy a lot, they didn't let him do what he wanted. We'll go & meet the Speaker when he calls us, we've not left the party, only resigned as MLAs: JD(S) MLA N Gowda

10 July 2019, 06:32 AM

Allegations of horse-trading are far from the truth, we have not come here for money and nobody is paying us. We told them our problems a hundred times but they did not listen, some ministers were having fun: Rebel Karnataka JD(S) MLA Narayana Gowda

 

10 July 2019, 06:27 AM

Security has been increased outside Hotel Renaissance in Powai where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. The MLAs had earlier written a letter to Mumbai Commissioner of Police stating "We've heard CM & DK Shivakumar are going to storm the hotel, we feel threatened."

 

10 July 2019, 06:26 AM

Senior Congress leader and minister DK Shivakumar is slated to fly to Mumbai on Wednesday in a bid to pacify the disgruntled MLAs. However, ahead of his visit, ten rebel Congress MLAs, residing at a hotel here, have written to Mumbai Police seeking security cover.