A high voltage drama took place in Mumbai's St George hospital after an MLA from Congress Yashomati Thakur went there to try to meet Karnataka Congress MLA Shrimant Patil on Friday night. After the cops stopped her from meeting with the Karnataka MLA, she argued with them and alleged the Mumbai police being involved in horse-trading.
"I want to see my MLA. If he has heart problem why don't you take him to a better hospital, why are you keeping him in. You are taking money," the MLA can be seen yelling at the police
The security in the hospital has been heightened since the incident and visitors are not being allowed inside.
Amid the ongoing political drama in Karnataka, the Congress MLA from the state's Kagwad seat arrived in Mumbai on Thursday and was hospitalised after complaining of chest pain. Shrimant Patil, whose assembly seat comes in Belgaum district said he would return after he recovers. "I will return to Bengaluru once I recover," Patil said after he was transferred from a private hospital where he was first admitted to a public hospital in south Mumbai. "I went to Chennai for some personal work and felt chest pain, so I visited a hospital and on medical advice, I came to Mumbai and got myself admitted here."
Patil's disappearing act from Karnataka and his sudden appearance in Mumbai came on a day the state Assembly was rocked during a trust vote. The Congress alleged that Patil, who had gone incommunicado, had been "kidnapped" as part of efforts to destabliise the coalition government. The Congress MLAs said the lawmakers were living in fear and Patil was kidnapped, kept in a room, taken by a special flight to Mumbai and admitted to a hospital.
Senior minister DK Shivakumar said they would produce documents to show that Patil was forcibly admitted to the hospital to skip the trust vote. Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge claimed the BJP had brought Patil to Mumbai in its attempt to topple the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka. Police was not allowing anyone to meet Patil, Kharge said.