I am not a terrorist, says DK. Shivakumar after police denied his entry into the hotel
A total of 13 rebel coalition MLAs of Congress- Janata Dal (S), were residing in the Hotel Sofitel, they were shifted to Hotel Renaissance, fearing of the entry of ‘troubleshooter’ and State Water Resource Minister D K Shivakumar, CM HDK and several other coalition leaders.
However, DKShi and JDS leaders G T Deve Gowda, Shivalinge Gowda, and others had reached Hotel Renaissance, at that time Maharashtra government had set up the security all over the hotel with Mumbai Police and DCP in place. Even though DK Shivakumar argued with police that he had already booked a hotel room and he had entry pass also, but the police denied time entry.
Meanwhile in front of hotel BJP party workers shouted slogan against the DK Shivakumar, demanding him leave to the place.
Reacting that DK Shivakumar said, “I’ll not damage the hotel. I’ve just come to stay and relax here and have a cup of tea with my coalition friends. We are not terrorists and I have no weapons with me, but I have only heard and that I’ve come to give them. Let me be clear that nothing is permanent in politics and no friends or enemies of anybody. At any moment the game might flip around. I’ll contact them and I’m on a continuous effort to meeting them. I’ll definitely speak to them” he said.
“We have no issues with the police officers and IAS officers who are being deployed here. They are doing their duty and they’re being nice to me. We’ll do our duty, for which I request them to grant us the permission.” Later DK Shivakumar decided to stay put outside the premises of the hotel. DK Shivakumar along with two to three JDS leaders and reached the Hotel Renaissance at 8 am.