It seems Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D K Shiva Kumar is determined to go ahead with the proposed 10-day Mekedatu Padayatra despite BJP-led State Government’s efforts, including refusing to provide police security and threatening to take a legal action against those participating in the Mekedatu Padayatra.
“We have announced our intention to take out a 10-day Mekedatu Padayatra much before the state government announced night curfew or weekend curfew. I am aware the BJP-led state government has imposed night curfew and week-end curfew to thwart our padayatra. If the state government register cases against us, we will also initiate legal action (filing cases) against BJP leaders who have violated Covid norms and the police officers for not taking action against the BJP leaders,’’ says Shiva Kumar.
Meanwhile, Shivakumar has visited Kabbalamma Temple at Sathanur, St. Theresa Church at Kuppe Doddi, and Jamia Masjid at Kanakapura. Congress MLAs, MLCs and politicians had a meeting with Shiva Kumar at his residence to discuss the Mekedatu Padayatra that is scheduled to commence at 8 am on Sunday.