Bengaluru: Hours after denying the reports that a Congress MLA was admitted to the hospital following a brawl with the other at Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru, the party on Sunday finally accepted that there indeed ‘was a minor fight’.
“All three are friends. They were having a discussion, it happens between friends. It was a minor fight between friends. Nobody has got any stitches; there hasn’t been any blood loss,” Karnataka minister Zameer Ahmed said while speaking to reporters.
The Karnataka Congress minister’s statement came after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the grand old party is lying that one of its MLA has been admitted to the hospital due to chest pain.
Speaking to the media, he had said, “DK Shivakumar and DK Suresh are confusing people by telling lies. Doctors of Apollo Hospital should come out and give clarification about whether Anand Singh is admitted for chest pain treatment or for something else. Police should file a suo-motu case and investigate.”
Earlier in the day, reports started doing rounds that the Congress MLA Anand Singh was rushed to Apollo Hospital for treatment following a brawl with a colleague at Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru. The local media reported that the legislator was hit on the head with a bottle by party colleague JN Ganesh.
However, the Congress has rejected the reports while maintaining that Singh was rushed to the hospital due to chest pain. “I don’t know about the fight Anand Singh is admitted in hospital due to chest pain. There are no injuries or anything. His parents are here at the hospital. Other issues are just speculations,” Congress leader DK Suresh told the media. Suresh had also visited Singh at the hospital.
On Friday, the Congress moved 76 of its 80 lawmakers to Eagleton resort amid fear of horse-trading by the BJP. The development came soon after the Congress Legislative Party (CLP ) meet, called by Siddaramaiah, was over. Before the meeting, the former Karnataka CM had issued notices to all party MLAs, warning that their absence would be viewed ‘seriously’.