After the incident, Shivakumar reportedly requested the cameraman to delete the footage and requested the particular person to be accountable, PTI reported.
A video of Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar allegedly slapping a man went viral on social media after BJP leaders shared the video and sought an answer for Shivakumar’s behaviour from social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi. “Have you given DKS the licence for violence?” BJP National common secretary CT Ravi requested Rahul Gandhi in a tweet that had the video.
Reports mentioned Shivakumar acquired irritated with the man as he tried to place his arms round him when Shivakumar went to Madhya to inquire in regards to the well being of veteran chief G Made Gowda.
After the incident, he reportedly requested the cameraman to delete the footage and requested the particular person to be accountable, PTI reported.
Shivakumar later commented on his motion and didn’t deny slapping the social gathering employee who tried to come back near him. “…what to say if one puts his arms around? What will the people say? Can we allow such a thing because he is a karyakarta (worker)? What will others looking at it say?” Shivakum requested.
“Karnataka CONgress President @DKShivakumar SLAPS his party worker in full public view. If this is how the “former shishya” of Kotwal Ramachandra treats his party worker, one can imagine what he would do with Others. Have you given DKS the “licence for violence”, @RahulGandhi?” CT Ravi tweeted.
The BJP Karnataka Twitter deal with dug out an previous video of DK Shivakumar allegedly assaulting somebody for attempting to click on a selfie with him and mentioned Shivakumar ought to stop public life if his “underworld-like behaviour” is unavoidable.
In its criticism, BJP termed DKS as a former disciple of Kotwal Ramachandra who was an underworld don of then Bangalore within the Seventies and ’80s.