BENGALURU: On Wednesday during the early hours, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tried to enter Ramada hotel in Bangaluru where the rebel party MLAs are lodged, ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the Madhya Pradesh political crisis.
However, Singh was stopped from entering into the hotel post which the leader sat on a 'dharna' there. Following this act, he has been taken into preventive custody by the Bengaluru police.
A police official said, "Singh was taken into preventive custody near the Ramada resort as he was trying to stage a protest after he was denied entry into it to meet the rebel MLAs."
The hotel has been deployed with heavy security in and around, after the shifting of those MLAs from another resort. Singh had said, "I am a Rajya Sabha candidate I am not allowed to meet the MLAs."
Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar received Digvijaya Singh earlier at the airport. Shivakumar said, "the Congress party is united and we have our own political strategy."
When this political crisis of the state comes up for hearing in the apex court, Kapil Sibal, senior advocate and Abhishek Singhvi will appear for the MP government and for the Speaker respectively.
The BJP has moved the top court for holding a floor test in Assembly as it thinks the Kamal Nath government has lost its majority.