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Karnataka Political Crisis highlights- ‘K Sudhakar’s resignation does not make him a part of BJP’: Siddaramaiah

CM Kumaraswamy went to former PM Deve Gowda’s residence in Padmanabhanagar in Bangalore to discuss the further course of action after two more Congress MLA’s resigned today.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 10, 2019 21:09 IST
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High drama was witnessed outside Mumbai’s Renaissance hotel as a Karnataka Congress leader arrived to meet party rebels who are staying there since resigning from the HD Kumaraswamy cabinet last week.

Supporters of JD(S) leader Narayan Gowda gathered outside the hotel in Powai and started shouting ‘Go back, go back’, as soon as Congress leader DK Shivakumar arrived. This was preceded by the rebel MLAs writing to Mumbai police saying they felt ‘threatened’ as Kumaraswamy and Shivakumar may storm the hotel.

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8:00 pm IST

BJP legislature party meeting postponed to tomorrow

BJP legislature party meeting has been postponed to tomorrow. :ANI

7:30 pm IST

BJP MLAs heading towards party HQ for meeting

BJP MLAs are heading towards the party headquarters for a legislature party meeting.

7:24 pm IST

CM Kumaraswamy goes to Deve Gowda’s residence to discuss further course of action

CM Kumaraswamy went to former PM Deve Gowda’s residence in Padmanabhanagar in Bangalore to discuss the further course of action after two more Congress MLA’s resigned today.

7:10 pm IST

‘It is anti democratic, BJP behind all this’: Siddaramaiah

“It is evident that BJP is behind all these things. This is anti democratic. It’s a murder of democracy. We’ve known them as anti constitutional, we don’t care for these goondas. I convinced Sudhakar and he has said that he will come and talk to me,” said Siddaramaiah.

6:57 pm IST

‘BJP workers are rowdies’: Siddaramaiah

“As a CLP leader I was taking to him. What was the need for the BJP to protest? They are rowdies, I condemn it,” said Siddaramaiah.

6:45 pm IST

‘Sudhakar’s resignation does not make him a part of BJP’: Siddaramaiah

“Sudhakar is our MLA. He won with our ticket. Our leaders have called him here to discuss certain issues. He is not a BJP MLA or worker. Merely because he has resigned doesn’t mean he is with them. As long as his resignation is not accepted he is in the Congress,” said Siddaramaiah.

6:35 pm IST

‘We did not kidnap him he came here of his own will’: Priyank Kharge

Priyank Kharge came out of the chamber and said, “We did not kidnap him he came here of his own will. We requested him to reconsider.”

6:20 pm IST

Siddaramaiah meets Congress MLA K Sudhakar in KG George’s chamber

Siddaramaiah met Congress MLA Dr K Sudhakar, who tendered his resignation as MLA today. They met at Minister KG George’s office in Vidhana Soudha. :ANI

 

6:11 pm IST

‘Still confident that all of them will come back’: 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, said Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar in Mumbai. :ANI

6:07 pm IST

Milind Deora, other Congress leaders released

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, reports news agency ANI.

6:02 pm IST

‘Don’t we have the right to take our candidate to a minister’s room to discuss things?’: UT Khader

“We have given him (K Sudhakar) a ticket and made him win. So don’t we have the right to take him to a minister’s room to discuss things?,” said UT Khader .

6:00 pm IST

‘No manhandling took place,’ says UT Khader

UT Khader defended the Congress’ stance. He said no manhandling took place and K Sudhakar was just taken to the minister’s chamber to discuss certain issues.

5:55 pm IST

‘Guv should direct Police Commissioner to provide protection to K Sudhakar’: Yeddyurappa

“Governor should direct Police Commissioner to provide protection to K Sudhakar. Sudhakar’s wife had also called me to seek protection for her husband,” says BS Yeddyurappa.

5:53 pm IST

Ruckus breaks out at Vidhana Soudha: ANI

A ruckus breaks out at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. More details awaited, reported news agency ANI.

5:43 pm IST

Press asked to vacate venue

The press has been asked to vacate the venue.

5:40 pm IST

Congress, BJP MLAs arrive at Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha

Both Congress and BJP MLAs arrive at the Vidhana Soudha.

5:38 pm IST

Home minister MB Patil arrives at the venue

As senior cops entered into K G George’s room, where Congress MLA K Sudhakar was taken, Home minister MB Patil arrived at the venue.

5:34 pm IST

‘K Sudhakar ‘kidnapped’ by his own party for resigning,’ says B S Yeddyurappa

“K Sudhakar has been ‘kidnapped’ by his own party for resigning,” said B S Yeddyurappa.

5:27 pm IST

Minister UT Khader denied entry into room where K Sudhakar was taken

Former minister M P Renukacharya and UT Khader had a heated exchange of words after which the latter was denied entry into K G George’s room. “They are all friends so they have come together,” says UT Khader after being denied entry.

5:25 pm IST

BJP leaders shouted slogans as Siddaramaiah arrives Vidhana Soudha

BJP leaders shouted slogans as Siddaramaiah enters K G George’s office, where MLA K Sudhakar was taken.

5:22 pm IST

Cong leaders demand that K Sudhakar withdraw resignation

K Sudhakar, who has submitted his resignation to the Speaker earlier today, was taken almost pushed into minister K G George’s office by another minister Priyank Kharge. Congress leaders surrounding the former demand the he withdraw his resignation.

5:20 pm IST

2 Cong MLAs who resigned earlier today arrive at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru

Congress MLAs Dr K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj, who resigned earlier today, arrive at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru. :ANI

5:15 pm IST

‘Manhandling of ministers by Mumbai police annoying, reinforces suspicion that BJP horse trades’: CM HD Kumaraswamy

“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,” tweeted Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy. :ANI

4:52 pm IST

‘Have not accepted any resignation,’ says Karnataka Assembly Speaker

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

4:36 pm IST

Karnataka Cong MLAs MTB Nagaraj, K Sudhakar submit resignations

MLAs MTB Nagaraj and K Sudhakar have submitted handwritten resignation letters to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.

4:11 pm IST

DK Shivakumar, Milind Deora among ministers detained at Kalina University rest house in Mumbai

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar, Milind Deora and other Congress leaders who were detained, have been kept at Kalina University rest house. They were sitting outside Renaissance - Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel when they were detained by police, reports news agency ANI.

3:47 pm IST

BJP delegation, including BS Yeddyurappa, arrives at chamber of Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar

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

 

3:32 pm IST

Congress, government trade charges over Karnataka, Opposition stages walkout in Lok Sabha

The Congress, Trinamool Congress and several other Opposition parties staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Wednesday accusing the BJP of engaging in “conspiracy” and “horse-trading” to topple the ruling Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka even as Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi rubbished the allegations and said the MLAs had resigned following resignation of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, reports news agency ANI.

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleged that there was “martial law” in Maharashtra and that Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar who had gone to Mumbai in an apparent effort to meet rebel party MLAs was surrounded by police and his hotel booking was cancelled.

3:06 pm IST

Sanjay Nirupam slams Mumbai cops for stopping Shivakumar

Senior Mumbai Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday slammed the city police for stopping Karnataka Congress leader and Minister D.K. Shivakumar outside the Hotel Renaissance, reports news agency IANS.

‘I condemn the Mumbai Police for stopping Shivakumar. This is not the culture of Maharashtra to treat an honourable minister of a state,’ Nirupam said.

Tagging Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, he urged him ‘don’t behave like this. Allow him to meet his colleagues who have been captured by the BJP in the hotel’.

3:03 pm IST

Minister GT Deve Gowda, before detention, said he will meet DK Shivakumar and then decide further course of action

On what will be next course of action, Minister GT Deve Gowda, before detention, said he will meet DK Shivakumar and then will decide further course of action.

2:58 pm IST

Detained Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar and other Congress leaders are 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, reports news agency ANI.

2:58 pm IST

Mumbai Police detain DK Shivakumar and supporters from outside the hotel

Mumbai Police detain DK Shivakumar and supporters from outside the hotel.

2:48 pm IST

Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad detained while protesting near Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru

Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad detained while protesting near Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru.

 

2:33 pm IST

Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar and Milind Deora detained by police

Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar and Congress leader Milind Deora detained by police. Taken away by the police in a van. GT Deve Gowda, higher education minister, JD(S) legislators Shivalinga Gowda and CN Balakrishnan also detained by Mumbai Police. All Karnataka ministers and legislators are taken TO police guest house in Bandra-Kurla complex after being detained.

 

2:25 pm IST

After cancelling booking, Mumbai hotel serves tea, doughnuts to DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar, who had to wait under a tree for over three hours, was treated with hospitality by the hotel where rebel MLAs are lodged, despite the inn cancelling his booking.

Shivakumar, who in a bid to pacify dissidents reached Mumbai this morning, was served tea, coffee and doughnuts by the hotel staff on regular intervals. Those accompanying him, media and police personnel were also offered food, reports news agency ANI.

2:16 pm IST

Kumaraswamy has no moral right to continue as Chief Minister,they don’t have the numbers: BS Yeddyurappa

BS Yeddyurappa,BJP after meeting Karnataka Governor: 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.

 

2:12 pm IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm after uproar by Congress MPs over recent political developments in Karnataka

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm after uproar by Congress MPs over recent political developments in Karnataka.

 

2:08 pm IST

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

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

 

2:04 pm IST

Former PM HD Deve Gowda arrives at Congress protest site in Bengaluru

JD(S) chief and former prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda arrives at Congress protest site in Bengaluru, meets Ghulam Nabi Azad. Siddaramaiah and KC Venugopal also present.

 

2:02 pm IST

Karnataka Congress leaders DK Naseem Khan,Sanjay Nirupam and Milind Deora reach Hotel Renaissance to meet DK Shivkumar

Karnataka Congress leaders DK Naseem Khan,Sanjay Nirupam and Milind Deora reach Hotel Renaissance to meet DK Shivkumar outside the Renaissance Powai in Mumbai.

1:58 pm IST

Mumbai Police is working under BJP pressure: Congress legislator Naseem Khan

Congress legislator Naseem Khan argued with Mumbai Police, asked what is the security threat from a Karantaka minister. Khan, the MLA from the constituency where the Hotel is located, alleged that Mumbai Police is working under BJP pressure. Minister is not allowed entry despite booking, but BJP MLAs are inside, Naseem Khan added.

1:55 pm IST

The petition has been filed by 10 MLAs. They have resigned voluntarily: Mukul Rohatgi

Mukul Rohatgi, Counsel for Karnataka rebels MLAs: The petition has been filed by 10 MLAs. They have resigned voluntarily and they are complaining that Speaker is not taking immediate decision and is deliberately delaying it for various reasons. So we have asked the Court to take up the petition immediately and I expect that the petition will come up tomorrow.

 

1:53 pm IST

When the Speaker has given time to those who resigned it is despicable that the BJP has decided to pressure Governor: Gowda

When the Speaker has given time to those who resigned it is despicable that the BJP has decided to pressure the Governor: Deve Gowda

1:52 pm IST

Let us overcome our small differences and come together: Deve Gowda

People need to have no doubt that this government will survive. We had protested against Emergency. Modi said he would help conduct a clean election, where is it? I have seen how the elections were conducted. Let us overcome our small differences and come together. I appeal to the workers: Deve Gowda.

1:51 pm IST

Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha over Karnataka

Major opposition parties, including the Congress, DMK and Trinamool Congress, on Wednesday again stormed out of the Lok Sabha over the situation in Karnataka where several Congress and JD-S MLAs have quit, putting the coalition government in a crisis, reports news agency IANS.

The House was plunged into uproar when a Congress request to raise the issue during Zero Hour was not allowed by Speaker Om Birla.

The agitated Congress MPs then started raising slogans from their seats like “We want justice” and “End dictatorship”.

1:50 pm IST

Shivaram Hebbar has once again tried to submit his resignation

Shivaram Hebbar the Yellapur MLA whose resignation was rejected by Speaker as not being in proper format, has tried to submit his resignation again to the Speaker through his son Vivek Hebbar. Shivaram Hebbar is one of the MLA’s currently in Mumbai.

1:49 pm IST

This is worse than Emergency: Deve Gowda

I feel this is worse than the Emergency. When DK Shivakumar went to the hotel he was denied entry despite having booked rooms. Police even invoked prohibitory orders. This is an undeclared emergency. I have not seen anything like this in my 60 years in politics. All opposition parties should join hands and protest: Deve Gowda.

1:48 pm IST

We strongly demand the Governor to sack this government: BS Yeddyurappa

“At present coalition government has lot majority and moral right to continue. At this juncture I earnestly request Governor Vajubhai Vala to take cognizance of the unconstitutional behaviour. Prima facie the government has no numbers and we strongly demand the Governor to sack this government,” says BS Yeddyurappa while heading to meet Governor.

1:41 pm IST

Let them do their local legal politics: Shivakumar on move to Supreme Court against Speaker

When asked about the move to Supreme Court against Speaker, DK Shivakumar said, “Let them do their local legal politics. It is not my legal problem. My problem is BJP. My problem is our relationship, out bonding, our unity. We are there for our unity.”

1:40 pm IST

I have communicated to the MLAs: DK Shivakumar

When asked whether he was managed to speak to anyone inside, he said: “I have tried, I have communicated to them. Lot of people, other legislators who are outside, who have already resigned; spoke to me.”

He added, “They (MLAs) are going to call me, and speak to me, I will wait till they speak. They can’t go. I will not leave them.”

1:39 pm IST

Mumbai is known for hospitality...I will be here as a settler: DK Shivkumar

When asked about cancellation of his bookings in the hotel, DK Shivakumar said: “Mumbai is known for hospitality, other rooms are also there. I want to have a shower, If they don’t give me shower, if they don’t give me nothing... the streets of Bombay are there.. hundreds of people come here as settler, I will also be here as a settler.”

1:37 pm IST

I will take the MLAs to Karnataka: DK Shivakumar

“I know them well. This BJP relationship (with the MLAs) is 2-3 days, but my relationship with them is 40 years. I know them, my heart works with them, my heart is open to them. I know their hearts, I know their feelings, I will win them, I will take them to Karnataka),” said DK Shivakumar.

1:35 pm IST

We want to have a secular government: DK Shivakumar

“We want to have a secular government. I don’t want to trouble anyone. BJP is saying that they are not involved. Their friends are telling that they are not involved either. But here, former speaker, former home minister of state has come here, met them and taken the letter from them (MLAs) and given it to police commissioner. And said that they (MLAs) don’t want to meet us,” said DK Shivakumar.

1:33 pm IST

Milind Deora said that Shivakumar has come in personal capacity and wished he MLAs go back to Karnataka

Congress leader Milind Deora has arrived outside hotel. He is speaking to Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar. Deora said that Shivakumar has come in personal capacity and wished that the MLAs go back to Karnataka and resolve the issue constitutionally.

1:32 pm IST

B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra appears at Kempegowda International airport

B S Yeddyurappa’s second son B Y Vijayendra also appears at Kempegowda International airport raising speculation whether he is shepherding Srinivasa Gowda. Srinivas Gowda doesn’t respond to any question of media on whether he is flying to Mumbai or Delhi and whether Vijayendra is accompanying him on the flight.

1:28 pm IST

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam arrives outside the hotel

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has just arrived outside the hotel.

01:15 pm IST

Srinivasa Gowda flying to Mumbai to join rebels

JDS MLA, Srinivasa Gowda, who represents Kolar suddenly appears at Kempegowda International Airport with luggage. He is said to be flying to Mumbai to join rebels.

01:13 pm IST

JD(S) leaders practice Yoga at Prestige Golfshire Club

12:44 pm IST

Parliamentary affairs minister Prahlad Joshi blames Rahul Gandhi for crisis in Karnataka

Parliamentary affairs minister Prahlad Joshi blames Rahul Gandhi for the crisis in Karnataka.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is committed to parliamentary democracy and does not have anything to do with the political crisis in Karnataka, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told parliament on Monday after the opposition accused the BJP of engineering defections in the state where the Congress runs a government in coalition with the Janata Dal Secular.

Also Read: Rajnath Singh rebuts Karnataka crisis blame, slips in a swipe at Rahul Gandhi

12:33 pm IST

On 12th July, Assembly session will begin but they don’t have the numbers, it will be an illegal session: BS Yeddyurappa

Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in Bengaluru: 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 government.

12:32 pm IST

We will meet the Karnataka Assembly Speaker at 3pm today: BS Yeddyurappa

Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in Bengaluru: We will meet the Karnataka Assembly Speaker at 3pm 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.

 

12:27 pm IST

Mumbai: Section 144 imposed in Powai police station limits with effect from July 9-12

Mumbai: Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) was imposed in Powai Police station limits with effect from July 9 to July 12 (both dates inclusive) because of “likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility”.

 

12:16 pm IST

Cong workers have gathered outside the hotel as Milind Deora is expected to arrive around 12.30 pm

Congress workers have gathered outside the hotel as party leader Milind Deora is expected to arrive around 12.30 pm.

12:14 pm IST

Mumbai Police asks Congress workers to move away from the hotel

Mumbai Police asks Congress workers to move away from the hotel claiming that Shivakumar said he does not want to meet them.

12:11 pm IST

Won’t go back until I meet rebel leaders: DK Shivakumar

“I will not go back until I take them back or get to meet them.I am a law abiding citizen, a lawmaker. I know my responsibility,” said DK Shivakumar.

12:11 pm IST

Congress leader Milind Deora will reach Hotel Renaissance at 12.30 pm to meet DK Shivakumar

Congress leader and former union minister Milind Deora will reach Hotel Renaissance at 12.30 pm to meet DK Shivakumar.

11:51 am IST

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar eats food outside the Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar eats food outside the Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai.

11:32 am IST

GT Deve Gowda, higher education minister of Karnataka arrives at hotel, standing with DK Shivakumar

GT Deve Gowda, higher education minister of Karnataka arrives at Hotel, standing with DK Shivakumar.

11:31 am IST

DK Shivakumar told media persons outside the hotel that he is confident of meeting his colleagues

DK Shivakumar told media persons outside the hotel that he is confident of meeting his colleagues and that they will call him inside to meet.

11:31 am IST

Will meet the legislators: DK Shivakumar

After Renaissance Hotel management cancels reservation of Karnataka Congress leader and Minister DK Shivakumar, the minister said, “Let them cancel the booking, there are more rooms I like the hotel. Will meet the legislators.”

11:25 am IST

Bengaluru: BS Yeddyurappa and other BJP leaders hold protest outside Vidhana Soudha

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa and other BJP leaders hold protest outside Vidhana Soudha.

 

11:02 am IST

We are not interested in meeting Shivakumar: Rebel Karnataka Congress leader

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

 

10:56 am IST

with gratitude and respect we request him to understand why we can’t meet him today: Rebel Congress leader,ST Somashekar

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

 

10:50 am IST

I will not go without meeting my friends: DK Shivakumar

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

10:49 am IST

Let them cancel. I have other rooms also: DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar on Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre 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.

 

10:40 am IST

Karnataka rebel Congress and JD(S) leaders who have resigned from Assembly, move Supreme Court

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 to hear the matter tomorrow, reports news agency ANI.

10:21 am IST

DK Shivakumar’s booking at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel has been cancelled by the hotel

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar’s booking at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel has been cancelled by the hotel quoting “some emergency in the hotel”, reports news agency ANI.

10:19 am IST

Their heart is beating to meet their friend: DK Shivakumar

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

 

9:49 am IST

Mumbai Police prevent DK Shivakumar from entering hotel where rebel MLAs are staying

Mumbai Police prevent Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar from entering hotel where rebel MLAs are staying, reports PTI.

9:46 am IST

Apart from MLA’s, hotel authorities too gave us a letter following which we stopped DK Shivakumar from entering the premises: Mumbai Police

“Apart from the MLA’s, the hotel authorities too gave us a letter following which, we stopped DK Shivakumar from entering the premises,” said Manjunath Singe, DCP and Mumbai police spokesperson.

8:57 am IST

We have decided to sit on dharna in front of Vidhana Soudha: BS Yeddyurappa

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

 

8:46 am IST

Police escorts Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar away from the gates of Renaissance

Police escorts Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar away from the gates of Renaissance - Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel where 10 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. The MLAs had written to Police stating “We have heard CM and DK Shivakumar are going to storm the hotel,we feel threatened”

 

8:39 am IST

We can’t go for a divorce immediately: DK Shivakumar

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

 

8:30 am IST

Supporters of JD(S) leader Narayan Gowda outside Renaissance hotel raise slogans of “Go back, Go back”

Mumbai: Supporters of JD(S) leader Narayan Gowda outside Renaissance hotel raise slogans of “Go back, Go back” as Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar is expected to arrive at the hotel shortly. (Pic-3: file picture of Narayan Gowda)

 

8:22 am IST

Rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs fear for life during H D Kumaraswamy’s proposed visit to hotel

Ten rebel MLAs from the Congress-JD(S) combine have written to the Mumbai police commissioner expressing fears of threat to their lives during visits of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Congress leader D K Shivakumar here on Wednesday.

8:13 am IST

Security deployed outside hotel where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying

Mumbai: Security deployed outside Renaissance - Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar is currently on his way from the airport to the hotel.

 

8:06 am IST

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar will not be allowed inside hotel: Mumbai Police

Mumbai Police: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar will not be allowed inside hotel where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. He will not be stopped before the gates of the hotel, reports news agency ANI.

8:05 am IST

We have deployed adequate police personnel outside the hotel: Mumbai police spokesperson DCP Manjunath Singe

Mumbai police spokesperson DCP Manjunath Singe said, “The MLA’s are in the hotel and we have deployed adequate police personnel outside the hotel in the morning to look into any kind of law and order situation.”

8:03 am IST

We were born together in politics, we will die together in politics: DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar, in Mumbai: Let Mumbai Police or any other force be deployed. Let them do their duty. We have 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.

 

8:00 am IST

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar and JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda arrive in Mumbai

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.