14 Karnataka rebel MLAs file fresh plaint of ‘threat’ from Cong leaders

14 Karnataka rebel MLAs file fresh plaint of ‘threat’ from Cong leaders

Agency News

Mumbai, Jul 15 : Fourteen rebel Karnataka legislators lodged in Mumbai hotel once again registered a complaint of 'threat' from top Congress leaders on Monday.
This was the second complaint within five days.

In a letter addressed to the senior Inspector of Powai police station, the 14 MLAs said they had no intention of meeting Congress leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge or Ghulam Nabi Azad or any other Congressman from either Maharashtra or Karnataka.

The MLAs have urged the police to prevent these leaders from approaching them as they "anticipate" serious threats from them at the Hotel Renaissance, where they are staying.

They have also sent copies of their plea to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 10 and the security and management of the hotel.

However, the latest letter bears no date or acknowledgement stamp from the concerned police station.

Though names of all the legislators are mentioned in the letter, only four have signed on it.

The signatories on the letter include Shivram Hebbar, BC Patil, Muniratnam, R Shankar, H Nagesh, Pratap Patil, Gopalaiah, Ramesh J, Somshekar and Basavaraja.

The four MLAs whose signatures are missing against their names include Mahesh K, Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda and MTB Nagraj.

On July 9, a group of around a dozen rebels Congress MLAs had written a similar letter to the Mumbai Police refusing to meet Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar and others, who arrived here to resolve the ongoing political crises in that state last Wednesday.

After a day of high drama, Shivakumar, his ministerial colleague, two legislators and Maharashtra Congress Naseem Khan, Milind Deora and others were detained for several hours. (UNI)