Bengaluru: Caller's arrest - DKS flooded with phone calls from angry citizens

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Mar 3: Even as Sai Giridhar Rai, the man who was arrested at the behest of energy minister, D K Shivakumar, for reportedly using abusive language during his telephonic call to the energy minister, was released on the bail, the minister received a deluge of telephone calls on Wednesday from people who wanted to pour out their anger at the minister's behavior which they felt was not acceptable.

Most of the calls received to the personal number of the minister, and those of his personal assistant, personal secretary and office, were from Dakshina Kannada district. Many of them tried to explain to the minister the plight of the people from Sullia and surrounding areas because of power problem, while the others gave vent to their displeasure and anger at the behavior of the minister. Out of about 500 calls received, nearly 200 were from Sullia region, it is learnt.

Some of the calls were received by Shivakumar himself. The minister, who faced allegations of inciting Rai to engage in exchange of heated words by his rude behavior, was cool on Wednesday. He talked to the callers without losing his composure, and promised them to consult the managing director of Mescom and deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district about the 110 kv power problem at Sullia and unscheduled load shedding, sources explained.

Some of the callers are said to have questioned whether they too would be arrested, while some others told the minister that the conversation was being recorded. But the minister and his staff remained in their elements and handled the calls in a prudent manner, it is said.



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  • lukas, malpe

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    this is fake supporter game plan to defame DK shiv kumar .media never talk about killing of many people in many scam who raise voice against corruption.

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  • Santhosh, Bantwal

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    This unity needs against in-justice

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  • Raman,

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    After the election democracy (elected party) becomes dictatorship. Citizens should just shut up and listen to these morons !!!

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    Surprising to see a gooda is getting angry calls! Normally it is other way around!

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    Congress Party in Karnataka already finds itself in the frying pan.

    It should not commit jump from the frying pan to the fire, by selecting a wrong person as the next KPCC President.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    In India only the Honest get ARRESTED ...

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  • Amith, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    Waw this very good response from Our people.. Ministers should not take people for granted.

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  • Ravi C, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    Yes I support you. But we should have the same approach irrespective of any politicians in these matters.

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  • venkatesha Murthy, Bengaluru

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    Power corrupts & absolute power corrupts absolutely. Men in power occupying ministerial positions & who are elected by people are servants of the people and not masters as think themselves to be. They are public servants. They have to answer to the quires of the of affected people patiently and try to redress the grievances to the extent possible. They have no business to use abusive language & provocate others to retort in the same language. If somebody has a genuine problem with respect to power, then it is your business to attend to the caller and promise him a solution for the problem rather than shout & hurdle abusive language at the caller. You must be thanked to have initiated immediate action in calling the police and get the man arrested in the mid of the night What a power you have exhibited! We are ashamed of your behavior as Expect decency in speech & action. May God bless you and pardon your actions and bring sanity into your head, make you think twice before you act.

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  • VM, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    Let him enjoy "call bhagya".

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  • sid, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    kings of corruption

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    Even if entire Karnataka calls this person but he is unfazed as usual because of well-known two reasons. First one known to everyone now and second one I hesitate to repeat again. "Huttu Guna Betta Hattidaru Bidadu"

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  • SK, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 03 2016

    This applies to all politicians....

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