Congress leader Vivek Tankha has alleged that Jitu Patwari along with the father of Manoj Chaudhary wanted to meet his cousin but he was not allowed to.
Bengaluru| Jitu Patwari and Lakhan Singh, who went to Bengaluru to meet the rebel MLAs of Madhya Pradesh, were arrested by Karnataka police on Thursday. Both were later released by the police. Both leaders had arrived here to meet the MLAs of Jyotiraditya Scindia faction. Jitu Patwari held a press conference after being released from custody. He said, “Is it a sin to meet friends?” At the same time, Congress MP Vivek Tankha alleged that the minister was beaten up.
Phones were taken from the legislators under emotional pressure – Patwari
Jitu Patwari said: – “Some Congress MLAs wanted to meet us. My cousin Manoj Chaudhary has also been kept here. I came to see my brother here, but we were stopped. If we want to meet our friends, is it a sin? Why are we not being allowed to meet? It was Shivkumar ji, who saved us from the arrest of the police.
These legislators fought for 15 years. Their phones were taken under emotional pressure. BJP is killing democracy. Scindia will go to Rajya Sabha, become Minister, but what will happen to the resigned MLAs? I can understand the pain of my fellow legislators.”
The Congress had managed to convince 9-10 legislators – Congress
Congress leader Vivek Tankha has alleged that Patwari along with the father of Manoj Chaudhary wanted to meet his cousin but he was not allowed to. Manoj Chaudhary was not even allowed to meet his father. “The BJP has put pressure on Chaudhary. We will go to the Supreme Court on this matter. He said that the police was working under the pressure of BJP. Patwari had agreed to leave with 9-10 MLAs. But, working under the pressure of the BJP, the police misbehaved with the ministers and took them into custody.”