Kamal Nath Breaks Silence On Digvijaya's Bengaluru Drama & Detention; Says 'I'll Also Go'

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Amid the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, Cheif Minister Kamal Nath slammed the BJP over the detention of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Bengaluru

Written By Varsha Chavan | Mumbai | Updated On:
Madhya Pradesh

Amid the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday slammed the BJP over the detention of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Bengaluru and alleged that the BJP has held rebel Congress MLAs as hostages in Karnataka's capital. Taking to Twitter, Kamal Nath said that the detention of Singh is a proof of the BJP's dictatorial rule. Speaking to the media Kamal Nath said that if needed he will also go to Bengaluru to meet the rebel Congress MLAs. He said, "If the need arises I'll go there."

In a series of tweets, Nath said, "Congress Rajya Sabha candidate Digvijaya Singh and Congress ministers, who went to meet the Congress MLAs held hostage by the BJP in Bengaluru were stopped. This behaviour of abusing them and using force is completely dictatorial and Hitler rule."

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Nath further added, "The whole country is seeing today how democratic values are being killed by BJP to destabilize an elected government. Why are we not being allowed to meet the MLAs, after all, what is BJP afraid of? A dirty game is being played by the BJP in the state."

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"Democratic values, constitutional values and rights are being oppressed. Our detained leaders should be released soon and allowed to meet hostage MLAs," he said. 

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Digvijaya Singh detained

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh reached Bengaluru on Wednesday to meet the rebel MLAs lodged in the city's Ramada Hotel, and was greeted by Karnataka Congress chief and strongman DK Shivakumar. The senior Congress leader, in a desperate attempt to connect with the rebel MLAs, allegedly reasoned that he wished to meet the MLAs and seek support from them ahead of Rajya Sabha elections for which he is a candidate but was stopped by police due to security reasons in view of the rebel MLAs' seeking security concerning an alleged threat to their lives. The Congress leader then sat on a dharna outside the hotel where 21 Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs are said to be lodged. Later Singh was detained by the police in Bengaluru. 

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