Bengaluru: Amid the ongoing Karnataka crisis, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed that the Congress is lying to the people while rejecting its claim that one of its MLA has been admitted to the hospital due to chest pain. The saffron party also demanded the police to file a suo-motu case and investigate the matter.
“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 & investigate,” BJP MLA R Ashok was quoted as saying by ANI.
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 at Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru.
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.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, G Parameswara, said, “I’ve seen that only through media. I was there till 8 o’clock yesterday. I don’t know what has happened but I will let you know. Once I come out, I’ll definitely let you know.”
Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar also refuted reports of fight between Anand Singh and JN Ganesh saying,”There is no fight. You saw all of them coming together, going together. It’s fake news. Entire Congress party is united. I’m confident that even those who couldn’t attend CLP will come to Congress.”
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’.