Karnataka live updates: Siddaramaiah accuses PM Modi, Amit Shah of threatening Congress MLAs

BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka, senior Congress leader and state minister DK Shivakumar arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday in a bid to pacify the disgruntled ruling MLAs. However, ahead of his arrival in Mumbai, the ten rebel MLAs, residing at a hotel here, wrote a letter to Mumbai Police seeking security cover.

In their letter to the Mumbai Police, the legislators have claimed that they feel “threatened” by the thought that Shivakumar may “storm into” the hotel they are residing in.

Among the MLAs who have signed the letter are Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, ST Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Byrati Basavraj, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda and Mahesh Kumutali. In view of their request, the Mumbai Police tightened the security outside the Renaissance hotel and said that no one would be allowed to meet the dissident MLAs.

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