Bengaluru: The Twitter handle of Karnataka BJP on Sunday shared a purported video of Congress leader DK Shivakumar coughing during Mekedatu dam protest with the hashtag “#SuperSpreaderCONgress”.
The official handle of Karnataka BJP tweeted, “Watch Congress president DK Shivakumar coughing in public during his fake protest for Mekedatu dam. It appears that he is having Covid-19 symptoms but is still interacting with Congress workers without a mask. Is he hell-bent on increasing Corona cases?”
Earlier, Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka assembly, Siddaramaiah who took part in the padayatra had returned to the city post-lunch, due to fever.
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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had said action will be taken in accordance with law, as he hit out at Congress leaders for going ahead with ‘padayatra’ (march), demanding implementation of the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river, by violating government’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Led by Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah, the padayatra with the theme ‘Namma Neeru Namma Hakku’ (Our water, Our right) began at the Sangama, the confluence of Cauvery and Arkavathi rivers in Kanakapura in Ramanagara district, is scheduled to pass through Kanakapura, Ramanagara and Bidadi, before culminating at Basavanagudi in Bengaluru on January 19, spanning a distance of 139 kms.