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Shivakumar claims hearts of rebel MLAs beating to meet, they say 'we've no intention'

Shivakumar, Rebel MLA

Mumbai : Congress rebel MLAs, who are lodged at a Mumbai hotel, on Wednesday said that they have no intention to meet Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar, who has constantly been claiming that he is in the city to meet his "friends" as "their heat is beating to meet him".

Calling Shivakumar, who is adamant on meeting the rebel legislators, a "drama", one of the Congress MLAs, Ramesh Jharkioli, told ANI, "He is doing a drama. We have no intention to meet him (Shivakumar). We are not interested in meeting him. He is now saying 'we are friends', so was he sleeping from last one year."

"We came here ourselves. Nobody from BJP is here to meet us. We have no pressure from BJP. 2-3 more people (from Congress-JDS) will come here. We have not left Congress party but have only resigned from post of MLA. We will work as a Congress worker," Jharkioli said when asked about Shivakumar's charge against BJP of orchestrating the political turmoil in Karnataka.

Echoing similar sentiments, another rebel Congress leader B Basavaraj told ANI that keeping "friendship, love and affection" aside, Shivakumar should understand why the disgruntled leaders do not want to meet him. "We don't intend to insult DK Shivakumar. We have faith in him but there is a reason we have taken this step. Friendship, love and affection are on one side, with gratitude and respect we request him to understand why we cannot meet him today," Basavaraj said. ANI

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