Karnataka Rebels Tell Mumbai Cops State Leaders May “Storm” Hotel

MUMBAI: The rebel Karnataka lawmakers who have been camping in Mumbai since Saturday have approached Mumbai Police, saying they feel “threatened” that leaders from their state would force “storm” the hotel where they are staying. Congress troubleshooter DK Shivakumar and a Janata Dal (Secular) leader landed in the city this morning a day after the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition, on the verge of losing its majority after 14 exits, won a breather.
In a letter to the Mumbai Police chief, ten lawmakers of the Congress and the JD(S) have said that they don’t want to meet their state leaders.

“We have heard that Shri Kumaraswamy and Shri Shivakumar are going to storm the hotel premises and we feel threatened because of the same. We do not want to meet him. Kind request to help us in this matter and do not allow them to enter the hotel premises,” it states.

While Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is not flying to Mumbai today, as the lawmakers have written in their letter, JD(S) lawmaker Shivalinge Gowda is accompanying Mr Shivakumar.

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