The Karnataka Congress has expelled their state media coordinator MA Salim for six years after a video of him badmouthing get together president DK Shivakumar with former MP VS Ugrappa went viral. The get together has despatched a show-cause discover to Ugrappa for a similar.
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After the video was shared extensively on varied social media platforms, the matter was despatched to the Karnataka Congress disciplinary committee. The committee, in flip, determined to expel media coordinator MA Salim and ship a show-cause discover to Ugrappa.
Following the disciplinary motion on the Congress leaders, Ugrappa justified their acts throughout a press convention that Salim was referring to the BJP’s claims about DK Shivakumar, not his personal private opinion of the senior chief. Ugrappa acknowledged that he had instructed Salim to not converse, however that he had carried out so anyhow.
Ugrappa additionally refuted the corruption allegation levelled at DK Shivakumar and asserted, “DK Shivakumar is working for the people. Congress is far from ‘commission’ or corruption and we’re trying to build a corruption-free state.”
“Gets drunk, accepts bribe”, Karnataka Congress leaders badmouth personal state get together president
In the leaked video, which options former MP VS Ugrappa and the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee media coordinator MA Salim sitting in entrance of a desk filled with microphones from media homes, the latter could be heard discussing a “scandal” involving Congress chief DK Shivakumar, by which he and his associates are accused of receiving bribes.
“It was six to eight per cent before then it became 10 to 12 per cent. It is all DK adjustment. Mulgund (aide of DK) has made Rs 50-100 crore. Imagine if Mulgund has this, then how much DK has,” says Salim within the clip.
Salim additional mentioned: “His house is near SM Krishna’s house here in Bengaluru. This is a huge scandal and if you dig deeper, his (DK’s) name will also crop up. You are not aware sir, but Mulgund (DK Shivakumar’s aide) makes Rs 50-100 crore in collections. If he made Rs 50-100 crores collection, imagine how much DK would have made.”
The duo additionally mentioned how the Karnataka Congress president is of no use to the get together. In their change, the 2 additionally referred to Shivakumar as a “drunkard”.
They examine Shivakumar to senior Congress chief and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, and query if he’s all the time in a state of intoxication due to his so-called stutter.
Ugrappa is then heard, “We all made DK the president (of KPCC) and this shows everything.”
DK Shivakumar slaps get together employees in public
It could also be famous that in July this 12 months, a video had gone viral on the web, the place Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar was seen dropping his cool after a celebration employee tried to strategy him throughout his go to to Mandya. As the get together employee tried to the touch the Congress chief, DK Shivkumar acquired offended and slapped him on his face.
As DK Shivakumar realised that his act of conceitedness was caught on the digicam, he warned the media individuals to delete the video.
This was not the primary time that DK Shivakumar was seen attacking widespread get together employees in public. In 2018, throughout a Congress election marketing campaign in Bellary, DK Shivakumar had slapped one other man who needed to take a selfie with him.
Shivakumar has, in the meantime, mentioned that he “doesn’t want to comment on this matter (but) the disciplinary committee will take strict action”.