Update: DK Shivakumar reaches Mumbai, on his way to hotel.
The political drama in Karnataka continues as now the rebel MLAs have approached the police fearing threat to their lives. Spooked MLAs have approached the police in Powai, Mumbai saying that they fear for their lives. This comes after the news of desperate Congress-JD(S) attempt to bring back the MLAs camping in Mumbai into their fold. Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and Congress leader DK Shivakumar are leaving for Mumbai to hold talks with the rebel MLAs.
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 HD Kumaraswamy and Congress leader D K Shivakumar on Wednesday.
The letter signed by 10 MLAs said they have heard that Kumaraswamy , Shivkumar and others are going to storm the hotel premises they are staying in and they feel threatened by this. 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.
The signatories of the letter are Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, B C Patil, Byrati Basavraj, S T Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda and Mahesh Kumutali.
The copies of the letter have been marked to Zone 10 deputy commissioner of police, senior inspector of Powai police station and the management of the hotel they are staying in.
Increased security in the Mumbai hotel:
"Someone told us that CM Kumaraswamy and DK Shivkumar will forcebly take rebel MLAs back due to which we have complained. We will go when the Speaker summons us," Narayan Gowda said.
Meanwhile, the BJP will hold massive protests at Vidhan Souda demanding Cm Kumaraswamy's resignation.