DK Shivakumar, Karnataka Congress Chief, On Hitting Party Worker

'Boy Of The Household...': Karnataka Congress Chief On Smacking A Man

The BJP referred to DK Shivakumar as a former disciple of a Bengaluru gangster of the Nineteen Seventies.


Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar as we speak play down the incident of his assaulting a person, the video of which was broadly shared on social media and messaging platforms, sparking criticism of his behaviour. He mentioned the person he hit was a “boy of our household”.

Friday’s incident, which occurred in southern Karnataka’s Mandya district, had an irritated Mr Shivakumar smack the person on the pinnacle when he wrapped his arm across the senior politician. Moments later, he seen telling the identical man why he misplaced his cool even because the latter says “sorry anna” (sorry brother).

When requested about it later, the Congress chief requested, “What to say if one puts his arms around? What will people say? Can we allow such a thing because he is a karyakarta (worker)? What will others looking at it say?”

Tweeting the video of the incident, BJP National General Secretary CT Ravi requested Congress chief Rahul Gandhi whether or not he had given a “licence for violence” to Mr Shivakumar, calling him a follower of Kotwal Ramachandra, a Bengaluru gangster of the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties.

The Karnataka BJP referred to as Karnataka Pradesh Congress President “Rowdy DKShi”, saying he ought to study to conduct himself in public.

In one other video posted by the BJP, Mr Shivakumar could be seen hitting a youth who tried to click on selfies with him.

When requested about Friday’s incident once more as we speak, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress President mentioned, “Look he’s our boy. Besides, a distant relative. I did hit him a little hard saying ‘take your hand off me’. It’s ok, he is a boy of our household. If he scolds me, I will listen. If I scold him, he will listen. It’s between him and me.”


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