'Police officials wearing political outfit's dresses, posing for photos is unconstitutional'

02:38 PM May 24, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday said that police officers wearing political outfit’s dresses and posing for photos is “unconstitutional”.


He further added that one will be allowed to take laws into their hands.

“…We won’t allow anyone to take the law into their hands…There were 3-4 places where Police officers put their agenda. They removed their uniform and wore their political outfit’s dresses and posed for photos. This is unconstitutional…,” said DK Shivakumar.

When asked about the state cabinet expansion, he said that it will be carried out by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

“Cabinet expansion will be carried out by my Chief Minister. He has the authority, Congress party has given him authority. He is the right man to answer, please meet him,” said Shivakumar.


Earlier in the day, when asked about discussions on the formation of the cabinet in Delhi today, he said that being the party president he would definitely go.

“That will be informed by CM Siddaramaiah and AICC, As the party president, I will definitely go to Delhi,” said DK Shivakumar while talking to ANI.

Meanwhile, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah senior police officials have been instructed to ensure no ‘saffronisation’ and ‘moral policing’ in the state.

“That is what we have instructed all the senior Police officials – no saffronisation, no moral policing…” said Siddaramaiah while talking to the media after attending a Congress legislature party meeting at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

Earlier, he instructed the police officials to maintain law and order in the state asserting to form a corruption-free government for the people.
“No more drugs and any kind of rowdyism will be tolerated in the state, the police department will be responsible for all this. We should give the corruption-free government to the people of the state,” said Shivakumar on Tuesday.

He further said that all the unauthorized clubs in the state will be closed, adding that the people are looking for a change.

“I have given warning to the police department, not to wear saffron on the uniform,” said DK Shivakumar.

(With ANI inputs)


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