Rebel Karnataka MLAs offering prayers at Shirdi Saibaba Temple. (File Photo: PTI)
New Delhi :
Fourteen rebel MLAs from the Congress-JDS combine have once again complained of ‘threat’ from ‘few Congress leaders’. The lawmakers, who have been camping in Mumbai since the last week, have written a letter to the Senior Inspector (Head) of Powai Police Station stating that they had no intention of meeting Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge or Ghulam Nabi Azad or any other Congressman from Maharashtra and Karnataka.
"We have absolutely no intentions in meeting Shri Mallikarjun Kharge ji or Ghulam Nabi Azad ji or any Congress dignitaries or functionaries from Maharashtra & Karnataka Congress team leader or any other political leader we anticipate the serious threat from them," the letter - signed by most of the MLAs - reads.
Mumbai: 14 rebel K'taka MLAs write to Sr Police Inspector, Powai Police Station. Write '...we've absolutely no intentions in meeting Mallikarjun Kharge, GN Azad or any Congress dignitaries from Maharashtra&K'taka or any political leader as we anticipate serious threat from them.' pic.twitter.com/RfI2Jt6d6D— ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2019
They urged the police to prevent these leaders from approaching them at the Hotel Renaissance, where they are staying.
"We hereby request to kindly make necessary arrangements to stop these people from meeting us in case the situation arises," they said.
Copies of the letter have been sent to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 10 and the security and management of the hotel.
Earlier on July 9, around 10 rebel Karnataka MLAs had written a similar letter to the Mumbai Police refusing to meet Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader and Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar and others, who arrived in the city to resolve the ongoing political crises.
Meanwhile, the state BJP on Sunday demanded the Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy immediately resign or seek a trust vote.
"I demand that the Chief Minister, if he is honest and cares for the democratic system, he should immediately resign or should move a motion seeking for trust vote on Monday itself," state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa said.