Digvijaya Singh
Digvijaya Singh

Digvijaya Singh in preventive custody in Bengaluru

Agency News

Digvijaya Singh who sat on a dharna outside the Ramad Hotel in Bengaluru demanding to meet rebel Congress MLAs of Madhya Pradesh, has been arrested and put in preventive custody by Karnataka Police on Wednesday morning.

News Agency, ANI, in a tweet said: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has now been placed under preventive arrest. He was sitting on dharna near Ramada hotel in Bengaluru, allegedly after he was not allowed by Police to visit it. 21 #MadhyaPradesh Congress MLAs are lodged at the hotel.

In a video clip released by ANI, it can be seen how the police are trying to remove him from the spot as he resists being evicted.

Digvijaya Singh, who arrived on Wednesday morning in the city, said he has been receiving messages from the families of the lawmakers who have been held “captive” in Bengaluru.

Earlier, his request to to meet the rebel Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh who have been lodging inside the Ramada hotel, was rejected by Karnataka Police.

“I’m a Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh, voting is scheduled for March 26. My MLAs have been kept here, they want to speak to me, their phones have been snatched, police are not letting me speak to them saying there is a security threat to MLAs,” said Digvijaya Singh.