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10 rebel K’taka MLAs seek police cover ahead of Kumaraswamy’s Mumbai visit

Rebel K'taka MLAs seek police protection ahead of  Kumaraswamy's proposed Mumbai hotel visit
Mumbai Congress worker with Modi mask and bag during the protest outside Sofitel Hotel, BKC, Mumbai, where the rebel MLAs are staying, alleging horse-trading by the BJP on Monday. Photo: Manorama

Mumbai: 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 here on Wednesday.

The letter signed by 10 MLAs said they have heard that Kumaraswamy, Shivakumar 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.

(With inputs from agencies)

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