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Karnataka crisis | Shivakumar stopped from entering hotel to meet rebel MLAs

Jul 10, 2019 11:27 IST
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Senior Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar was on Wednesday stopped from entering the five-star hotel in Mumbai to meet 10 rebel lawmakers after they sought police security as their supporters shouted “go back” slogans.

Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, Byrati Basavraj, ST Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda and Mahesh Kumutali had written the letter, saying they feel “threatened” as some leaders from their state would “storm” the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel in Powai.

“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,” Shivakumar said.