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Karnataka news and updates: Congress worker files police complaint over 'confinement' of MLAs in Mumbai hotel, claims report
  • 19:28 (IST)

    Siddaramaiah slams BJP for accusing Congress 'goondas' of assaulting MLAs upon resignation

    Lashing out at the BJP for accusing Congress leaders of assaulting MLA K Sudhakar upon tendering resignation, Siddaramaiah told reporters, "They (BJP) are the real goondas. It's not the Congress which has conducted themselves as goondas. It is they who are defecting our MLAs, offering money, power, positions, threatening them, and using Income Tax department. This is too much. We know BJP people are anti democratic, anti-system."

  • 19:22 (IST)

    Congress worker files police complaint over 'confinement' of MLAs in Mumbai hotel

    ANI quoted Powai Police senior inspector as saying that a Congress worker has filed a complaint against confinement of MLAs in Mumbai's hotel.

  • 18:42 (IST)

    BJP claims Congress MLA assaulted, locked up after tendering resignation

    The Karnataka BJP accused Congress leaders Dinesh Gundu Rao and Priyank Kharge of "murdering the democracy" and claimed that Congress MLA K Sudhakar was assaulted and locked up by "goondas" of the Congress leaders, including Siddaramaiah, inside the Vidhana Soudha after he tendered his resignation on Wednesday.

    In another tweet, the BJP said the assault on Congress MLAs "exposes why Congress MLAs are resigning from Congress and taking shelter in Mumbai". "Congress today stands exposed in front of nation. We fear for safety of Congress MLAs in Karnataka," it said.

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Siddaramaiah meets Congress MLA K Sudhakar

    Siddarmaiah met Congress MLA K Sudhakar, who tendered his resignation as MLA today. They met at Minister KG George's office in Vidhana Soudha. 

  • 17:58 (IST)

    Shivakumar, Milind Deora 'released' by Mumbai Police

    DK Shivakumar, Milind Deora, and other Congress leaders who were earlier detained by the Mumbai Police, were released on Wednesday evening. Speaking to reporters, Shivakumar said that he still wanted to meet the rebel MLAs staying at a Mumbai hotel but he can't since Section 144 was in place. He further exuded confidence in the dissident legislators, saying that they will return to the party fold.

  • 17:37 (IST)

    Present situation worse than Emergency: Deve Gowda
     
    Slamming the denial of entry to a Congress minister from Karnataka to a Mumbai hotel to meet 12 rebel MLAs, JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda said the situation was "worse than Emergency" and he had not seen anything like it in 60 years of public life.
     
    Gowda also urged all political parties to come together, setting aside their differences, to "save democracy", which, he alleged, was under threat.
     
    "I feel that the present situation is worse than the Emergency. DK Shivakumar (Congress minister) went to the hotel but was denied entry despite having booked a room there... I have not seen anything like this in my 60 years of political life," he said.
     
    "All political parties should set aside their differences and come together to save democracy," he added.
     
    PTI

  • 17:21 (IST)

    Scuffle breaks outside Karnataka Speaker's office

    According to reports, the two Congress MLAs who tendered their resignations on Wednesday were manandled outside the Speaker's office.

  • 17:15 (IST)

    HDK slams Fadnavis govt over developments in Mumbai

    Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday lashed out at the Devendra Fadnavis government over the "manhandling" of Congress leaders by Mumbai Police. "Such hasty act by the Maharashtra government reinforces the suspicion on BJP of HorseTrading. This is a black mark on the republic setup of our country," he said.

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Haven't accepted any resignation letters, says Speaker

    Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said he hasn't accepted the resignation letters of any MLAs so far. He further said, "Today, two more MLAs have resigned, K Sudhakar and 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."

  • 16:40 (IST)

    Two more Congress MLAs submits resignation letters

    Two more Congress MLAs, MTB Nagaraj and Sudhakar, have submitted their resignation letters to the Speaker. So far, thirteen Congress MLAs have tendered their resignations while three from JD(S) have submitted their letters.

  • 16:25 (IST)

    Detained by Mumbai Police despite zero provocation, says Milind Deora

    In a video taken at Kalina University on being detained by police, Milind Deora lashed out at the authorities for the detention despite "zero provocation" by the Congress leaders who had arrived outside Rennaisance Hotel to reach out to rebels Karnataka MLAs staying there. 

    "Police and the state machinery are being misused. We want these MLAs to go back to Karnataka & solve this issue in a Constitutional way," he said.

  • 16:16 (IST)

    DK Shivakumar, Milind Deora, other detained Congress leaders moved to Kalina University rest house

  • 15:53 (IST)

    Visuals from Vidhana Soudha

  • 15:48 (IST)

    Siddaramaiah claims rebel MLAs being held hostage by BJP

    Siddaramaiah claimed Mumbai Police did not let DK Shivakumar inside the hotel where the rebel MLAs are staying, at the behest of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Prime facie evidence shows that our MLAs are held hostage and their lives are under threat from BJP, he said.

  • 15:37 (IST)

    Meeting between BJP delegation and Speaker begins in Bengaluru

    A meeting is currently underway between a Karnataka BJP delegation and Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at his office in Bengaluru. The delegation had made a failed bid to meet the Speaker on Tuesday.

  • 15:23 (IST)

    Watch: Congress worker detained in Bengaluru for trying to enter Raj Bhavan

    Congress and JD(S) leaders and activists were detained by Ashok Nagar Police in Bengaluru after they tried to enter Raj Bhavan.

    Video courtesy: Soumya Rani

  • 15:21 (IST)

    Milind Deora calls detention of Congress leader shameful

    He alleged manhandling of the Congress leaders by the Mumbai Police.

  • 15:12 (IST)

    Ghulam Nabi Azad detained in Bengaluru

    Congress and JD(S) leaders and activists were detained by Ashok Nagar Police in Bengaluru after they tried to enter Raj Bhavan. Meanwhile, Congress-JD(S) leaders staged protest at Mince Square in Bengaluru against BJP over blocking DK Shivakumar and other leaders from entering Hotel Renaissance in Mumbai .

      

  • 15:10 (IST)

    'Blatant misuse of power,' says DK Shivakumar

    Congress leaders Milind Deora and Naseem Khan were also detained and taken to the Powai police station. DK Shivakumar said that this is a "blatant misuse of power". 

  • 15:08 (IST)

    Detained leaders being taken to Kalina University rest house

    Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar and other Congress leaders who were detained, are being taken to Kalina University rest house, ANI reported.

  • 14:49 (IST)

    Abhishek Manu Singhvi to represent Congress in case filed by rebel MLAs in SC

    Abhishek Manu Singhvi will represent us in Supreme Court tomorrow, said Karnataka Congress leader KC Venugopal, as reported by ANI.

  • 14:42 (IST)

    'It's a shameful act by police,' says DK Shivakumar

    Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar who after being denied entry was sitting 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.

  • 14:40 (IST)

    DK Shivakumar, Sanjay Nirupam and Milind Deora detained outside Mumbai hotel

    Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam and Milind Deora have also been detained outside the Renaissance hotel in Mumbai.

  • 14:21 (IST)

    Kumaraswamy has no moral right to continue as his govt doesn't have the numbers: BS Yeddyurappa

    BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa met with the Karnataka Governor KR Ramesh on Wednesday and said that he had conveyed to him that the Congress-JD(S) coalition doesn't have the required strength in the Assembly.

  • 14:18 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm after uproar over Karnataka crisis

  • 14:17 (IST)

    Deve Gowda joins Congress leaders in Bengaluru protest

    JD(S) chief and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda meet Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad. Siddaramaiah and KC Venugopal.

  • 14:13 (IST)

    Maharashtra Congress leaders reach Renaissance Hotel

    Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has reached the Renaissance Hotel where DK Shivkumar has been campaigning outside for over four hours waiting for his lawmakers.

  • 14:11 (IST)

    Shashi Tharoor calls it 'unfortunate situation'

    Speaking on the issue, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said "Opposition should be given space in democracy. When our minister goes to meet MLAs, he is not being allowed to do so. This is a very unfortunate situation."

  • 14:05 (IST)

    Yeddyurappa's son reaches Mumbai

    BS Yeddyurappa's son BY Vijayendra, who is a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, headed to Mumbai as part of the party's troubleshooting team amid the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka, News18 reported.

  • 14:04 (IST)

    Rebel MLAs send resignation again

    A day after Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar rejected nine out if 14 resignations, the rebel MLAs have sent their resignations again, this time via speedpost, News18 reported.

  • 13:59 (IST)

    SC to hear MLAs' petition tomorrow

    "We have asked the Court to take up the petition immediately and I expect that the petition will come up tomorrow," counsel Mukul Rohatgi said.

  • 13:33 (IST)

    Milind Deora tweets on Karnataka crisis

    The former Mumbai Congress chief urged the Karnataka MLAs to return to Bengaluru and resolve the matter constitutionally. "BJP is sponsoring this sabotage by misusing its power in Maharashtra," he said in his tweet.

  • 13:31 (IST)

    Congress leaders protest against BJP at Cubbon Park Metro Station   

    On Tuesday as well, Congress leaders had protested at various districts in Karnataka including Tumakuru. 

    Image courtesy: Soumya Rani

  • 13:29 (IST)

    Congress to hold protest rallies in Bengaluru

    Congress will hold protest rallies against BJP for unconstitutionally spoiling the elected government. The rallies will be held at Minsk Square, Cubbon Park Metro Station behind GPO and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao, party MLAs and BBMP members will participate in this protest.
     

    Input by Soumya Rani

  • 13:24 (IST)

    'There is martial law in Maharashtra', says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury after DK Shivakumar I denied entry into Renaissance Hotel 

     A minister who has a booking in the hotel was not allowed to enter inside, he alleged claiming BJP government's hand and in the move.

  • 13:16 (IST)

    Democracy in Danger, says 'troubleshooter' Ghulam Nabi Azad

    Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is in Karnataka to help resolve the crisis, said, "Democracy is in danger. Congress and JD(S) will protest today, a peaceful."

  • 13:13 (IST)

    JD(S) MLAs do yoga in resort

    JD(S) MLAs who are lodged in the  Prestige Golfshire Club were seen practicing yoga on Wednesday.

  • 12:59 (IST)

    Uproar in Lok Sabha Over Karnataka crisis

    The Lower House was rocked by an uproar over the Karnataka political crisis whereas Banglore South MP Tejaswi Surya raised the issue of NRC in Karnataka.

      

  • 12:54 (IST)

    BJP delegation to meet Speaker at 3 pm today

    Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in Bengaluru said, "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."

  • 12:53 (IST)

    Youth Congress to protest in Mumbai

    Youth Congress members are likely to protest outside the Renaissance Hotel on Wednesday. They have started gathering outside the hotel with flags. Earlier, they had protested outside the Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai.

  • 12:27 (IST)

    BJP alleges Karnataka Speaker acting like 'slave' of Congress

    BJP MP GVL Narsimha Rao said: “Refusal to meet D K Shivakumar shows the extent of problems in Congress. Karnataka Speaker is supposed to be impartial but he is acting like a slave of Congress, he is trying to prevent a Congress-JD(S) Titanic."

  • 11:58 (IST)

    SC to hear MLAs plea against Speaker tomorrow

    Rebel Karnataka lawmakers approached the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for the rebel lawmakers and sought an urgent hearing. However, the top court declined to hear the plea today. The apex court is likely to hear the plea tomorrow.

  • 11:45 (IST)

    Congress leaders meet in Bengaluru

    Congress leaders are holding a meeting in Bengaluru. Eshwar Khandre, KC Venugopal, Gulam Nabi Azad, Dinesh Gundu Rao, G Parameshwara are attending the meeting at the KK Guest House in the city.

  • 11:30 (IST)

    Amit Shah, Narendra Modi involved in Karnataka political crisis, alleges KPCC chief Dinesh Gundurao

    Alleging BJP involvement, KPCC chief Dinesh Gundurao, said, "This shows how BJP is involved in this. They are the ones who are meeting these MLAs, booking their hotels and flights. Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are directly involved. PM gives many good speeches but what he does is completely different."

  • 11:29 (IST)

    BJP holds protest outside Vidhan Soudha

    Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa and other BJP leaders hold protest outside Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. 

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Sec 144 imposed in Mumbai's Powai area till 12 July

    Section 144 has been imposed in Powai Police station limits with effect from 9 July to 12 July because of "likelihood of breach of peace & disturbance of public tranquility", the circular read.

  • 11:26 (IST)

    'We told the coalition govt problems hundred times but they did not listen,' allege rebel MLAs

    "We're not satisfied with alliance govt as there is no unity between the two parties. Congress has also troubled HD Kumaraswamy a lot, they didn't let him do what he wanted, rebel MLA Narayana Gowda alleged.

  • 11:06 (IST)

    Not interested in meeting Shivakumar: Rebel MLAs

    "We are not interested in meeting him (DK Shivakumar). No one from BJP is here to meet us, Rebel Karnataka Congress MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi told reporters on Wednesday.

  • 11:01 (IST)

    'I have other rooms,' says DK Shivakumar after Renaissance Hotel cancels his booking

    "They should be proud of a customer like me. I love Mumbai. I love this hotel. Let them cancel. I have other rooms also," he said.

  • 10:56 (IST)

    Rebel MLAs say they have faith in Shivakumar but can't meet him now

    "We've faith in him but there is a reason we have taken this step. Friendship, love&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 told ANI.

Karnataka LATEST news and updates: ANI quoted Powai Police senior inspector as saying that a Congress worker has filed a complaint against confinement of MLAs in Mumbai's hotel.

BJP accused Congress leaders Dinesh Gundu Rao and Priyank Kharge of "murdered the democracy"  and claimed that Congress MLA K Sudhakar was assaulted and locking up by Congress inside the Vidhana Soudha after he tendered in resignation on Wednesday.

DK Shivakumar, Milind Deora, and other Congress leaders who were earlier detained by the Mumbai Police, were released on Wednesday evening. Speaking to reporters, Shivakumar said that he still wanted to meet the rebel MLAs staying at a Mumbai hotel but he can't since Section 144 was in place. He further exuded confidence in the dissident legislators, saying that they will return to the party fold.

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday lashed out at the Devendra Fadnavis government over the "manhandling" of Congress leaders by Mumbai Police. "Such hasty act by the Maharashtra government reinforces the suspicion on BJP of HorseTrading. This is a black mark on the republic setup of our country," he said.

Two more Congress MLAs, MTB Nagaraj and Sudhakar, have submitted their resignation letters to the Speaker. So far, thirteen Congress MLAs have tendered their resignations while three from JD(S) have submitted their letters.

Siddaramaiah claims Mumbai Police did not let DK Shivakumar inside the hotel where the rebel MLAs are staying, at the behest of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Prime facie evidence shows that our MLAs are held hostage and their lives are under threat from BJP, he said.

 Congress leaders Milind Deora and Naseem Khan were also detained and taken to the Powai police station. DK Shivakumar said that this is a "blatant misuse of power".

Congress and JD(S) leaders and activists were detained by Ashok Nagar Police in Bengaluru after they tried to enter Raj Bhavan. Meanwhile, Congress-JD(S) leaders staged protest at Mince Square in Bengaluru against BJP over blocking DK Shivakumar and other leaders from entering Hotel Renaissance in Mumbai .

BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa met with the Karnataka Governor KR Ramesh on Wednesday and said that he had conveyed to him that the Congress-JD(S) coalition doesn't have the required strength in the Assembly. Former Karnataka chief minister Yeddyurappa and other BJP leaders held a protest outside Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

Karnataka political crisis likely to shift to the Supreme Court today with the rebel MLAs planning to move the court, complaining against Speaker's reluctance to accept their resignation. Matter likely to be mentioned before the CJI today.

As the Karnataka political crisis continued to unravel on Tuesday, ten of the rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs staying in a Mumbai hotel wrote to Mumbai Police ahead of the scheduled visits by Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and state minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday. They have written to the Mumbai police commissioner expressing fears of a threat to their lives during the visits.

Mumbai Police issued a statement saying that Shivakumar "will not be allowed" inside the hotel premises, even as the minister expressed confidence about being able to meet the dissenting MLAs.

Shivakumar, who reached the city on Wednesday morning, said, "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."

He added, "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." Shivakumar was later escorted away from the hotel, ANI reported.

Shivakumar arrived in Mumbai accompanied by JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda. The Maharashtra state reserve police force and the Riot Control Police have been deployed outside the hotel.

The letter, which was signed by 10 MLAs, said they have heard that Kumaraswamy, Shivkumar and others are "going to storm the hotel premises" they are staying in and they feel threatened by this. The letter stated that the MLAs were not willing to meet the two leaders and wanted the police not to allow them to enter the hotel premises.

The signatories of the letter are Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, Byrati Basavraj, ST Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda and Mahesh Kumutali.

The copies of the letter have been marked to Zone 10 deputy commissioner of police, senior inspector of Powai police station and the management of the hotel they are staying in.

Updated Date: Jul 10, 2019 20:32:02 IST