No point, we will all die, says DK Shivakumar, frustrated over Karnataka floor test
Karnataka minister and Congress's favourite troubleshooter DK Shivakumar has finally started showing the signs of frustration after weeks of debate over the pending floor test.
On Tuesday as the Karnataka assembly showed no signs of completing the floor test, Shivakumar told BJP MLAs, "Do you think I can't lock five MLAs? I was also responsible for MTB Nagaraj to get a ticket."
He then went on to make profound observations about life in general.
Shivakumar said, "My friends who backstabbed me will back stab BJP too. What is the point of all this. We are all going to die anyway. The maximum one can do is drink two extra large pegs at night."
Talking about his Mumbai trip to meet the rebel MLAs who were holed up in a hotel for days, Shivakumar said, "Two rebel MLAs called me and asked me to meet them. The chief minister wanted to go himself but officials said the CM shouldn't go. So I, GT Devegowda and others went to Mumbai."
"I booked a room in the same hotel where the MLAs were staying but I wasn't allowed inside the hotel. I hadn't even taken a shower. Then the police said MLAs have complained against me," added Shivakumar.
Speaking about the day the 13 MLAs resigned and all hell broke loose, Shivakumar said, "All these leaders MTB Nagaraj, ST Somashekhar, Munirathna worked so hard even for the Lok Sabha elections. They told me that they would follow me out during a dinner I hosted for the MLAs. I told them that the people would not forgive me."
"Then I saw on TV that there were 10 MLAs in the Speaker's chamber and I went there and tore their resignations, I won't deny that," he recollected.
(With inputs from Nagarjun Dwarkanath)