Karnataka Crisis Live Update | Shivakumar Arrives In Mumbai To Meet MLAs, Says 'Born Together In Politics, Will Die Together'
Senior leaders from both Congress and JD(S), the ruling coalition in Karnataka, continue firefighting the rebellion which has pushed the state government to the brink of collapse.
Even though all 21 Congress ministers resigned from their respective portfolios on Monday, followed by a similar exercise by their JD(S) colleagues, in a last-ditch attempt to save the government, the situation appeared to have all but slipped through their fingers.
In recent developments, ten rebel MLAs from the Congress-JD(S) combine have written to the Mumbai police commissioner expressing fears of threat to their lives during visits of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Congress leader D K Shivakumar in Mumbai.
The letter stated that the MLAs were not willing to meet the two leaders and wanted the police not to allow them to enter the hotel premises.
Here are all the live updates:
9:02AM: Shivakumar arrives in Mumbai to meet rebel MLAs, says 'born together in politics, will die together'.
8:35AM: Supporters of JD(S) leader Narayan Gowda outside Renaissance hotel raise slogans of "Go back, Go back" as Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar is expected to arrive at the hotel shortly.
#Mumbai: Supporters of JD(S) leader Narayan Gowda outside Renaissance hotel raise slogans of "Go back, Go back" as Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar is expected to arrive at the hotel shortly. (Pic-3: file pic of Narayan Gowda) pic.twitter.com/ZryBynfPrL— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2019
8:25AM: Mumbai police said, "Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar will not be allowed inside hotel where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. He will not be stopped before the gates of the hotel."
8:20AM : Security deployed outside Renaissance - Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar is currently on his way from the airport to the hotel.
8:02AM: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar on the letter signed by MLAs, said, "Let Mumbai Police or any other force be deployed. Let them do their duty. We've come to meet our friends. We were born together in politics, we will die together in politics. They are our party men. We have come to meet them."