Bengaluru, Mar 18 : Following senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s arrest here on Wednesday, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar accused the state government of misusing power.
Addressing the reporters, Mr Shivakumar said, "BJP government in the state is misusing the power. We have our own political strategy, we know how to handle the situation. He is not alone here, I am here. I know how to support him. But I don’t want to create a law and order situation in Karnataka." Earlier in the day, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh landed here and was placed under preventive arrest after he sat on a ''dharna'' near Ramada Hotel for not being allowed by police to meet the 21 rebels Congress MLAs lodged in the hotel. Digvijaya Singh said that he came here to talk to the MLAs but the police did not allow him to meet them.
The development comes amid the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh following the exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia from the Congress Party. A total of 22 Congress MLAs offered resign from the party as well as from the state legislative Assembly after Mr Scindia's left the Congress party, pushing the 15-month-old Kamal Nath government to the brink of collapse. Off these, the Speaker NP Prajapati has accepted resignations of six MLAs. (UNI)